James Allison, technical director at Ferrari, has left the team with immediate effect, after three years spent in the red shirts. Allison joined midway through 2013 after a successful period with Lotus Renault, and helped the Scuderia regain the ability to win races, but recent results have not been as good as anticipated. He had signed a contract extension until 2018 but has now split from the squad.
However, there’s no specific reason given for the parting of ways, other than that it is a mutual decision. Allison says: “I want to thank all the team for the great professional and human experience we shared. I wish everybody a happy future with lots of success.”
Team principal Maurizio Arrivabene added: “The team would like to thank James for his commitment… and wishes him success and serenity for his future endeavours.”
Although his direct role will not be replaced yet, Allison’s duties will be taken up by Mattia Binotto who becomes chief technical officer.
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