That's the claim of Faenza-founder Gian Carlo Minardi, who gave Aldo Costa, an Italian countryman, his first design job in pitlane as a youngster.
Costa mostly penned the 2005-spec Ferrari, soon-to-retire chief designer Byrne recently admitted.
"He had many years of experience in Minardi," Gian Carlo told atlasf1.com. "I hope he ... thinks Minardi was an important training ground for him." -GMM