NEW HOME? Former Ferrari engine boss Luca Marmorini might be joining struggling engine-supplier Renault in a high-profile position. Image: AP / Nextgen-auto.com
VIRY-CHÂTILLON, France – In July 2014, Wheels24 reported that Ferrari engine boss Luca Marmorini was leaving the struggling Formula 1 team.
Marmorini's departure was interpreted as the latest head to roll at Ferrari as the team hopes to recover from a poor start to the new turbo V6 era.
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Marmorini, formerly Ferrari's engine and electronics chief, could take some of his colleagues at Maranello with him to another struggling F1 engine supplier, Renault.
That is the claim of the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, reporting that Marmorini's arrival is part of a restructuring at Renault after also struggling with its first turbo V6 prominently supplied to Red Bull.
The newspaper said the news could be announced officially within days.
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Although the northern “summer shutdown” is now in effect, there are also prominent developments elsewhere in F1.
Italy's Autosprint reports that the well-known Toro Rosso engineer Laurent Mekies is on the move.
Reportedly arriving at the Faenza based team, meanwhile, is Jody Eggington, Caterham's technical boss who was among 40 staff controversially axed by new advisor Colin Kolles.