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Manor F1 hire ex-Ferrari designer Nikolas Tombazis - New chief aerodynamicist appointed to squad

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Manor F1 hire ex-Ferrari designer Nikolas Tombazis
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Manor F1 have been quiet in the lead up to the 2016 season, with two race seats still open and no names attached. However, they have been busy behind the scenes and have shored up their engineering department with the appointment of Nikolas Tombazis as chief aerodynamicist.

Tombazis was formerly chief designer at Ferrari, leaving the Scuderia at the end of December 2014, and he has experience at McLaren and Benetton before that as well. Talking of the new opportunity, Tombazis said: “The team has impressive plans and is investing in all the right areas to achieve its on-track ambitions so I’m very much looking forward to being part of that journey."

Technical director John McQuilliam will oversee Tombazis’ work, and he says: “I’m confident that with our new Mercedes power unit and Williams gearbox, our new aero structure will provide us with the strength to design and develop consistently competitive racing cars to help steer us towards our long-term ambitions."