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Report: Ferrari’s Engine and Electrics boss Luca Marmorini leaves team

Jul 31, 2014, 10:50 AM EST

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There have been weeks of speculation surrounding his future, but now it appears Ferrari’s head of Engine and Electrics, Luca Marmorini, has left the team ahead of the second half of the season.

Ferrari’s power unit – along with its chassis – have been some subject of scrutiny this year and the team seems set for a technical shakeup.

Credit to BBC Radio 5 Live F1 presenter Jennie Gow, who posted the news on Twitter this morning:

This marks the second management shakeup for the team this season, after Marco Mattiacci replaced Stefano Domenicali as team principal earlier this year.

  1. techmeister1 - Jul 31, 2014 at 11:36 AM

    It’s never easy to know exactly what the issues are in a deal like this. Perhaps the engine is fine but the energy recovery systems are not as good as Mercedes? You just never know exactly what the deal is. We know Ferrari is down on power but with the new formula that might be attributed to many areas of the power unit.

    There has been speculation that the fuel that Pertronas supplies to Mercedes and Williams is superior to what Ferrari and others are using. Back in the days of the original F1 Turbo 4 cyl. engines they were literally using rocket fuel ingredients to make ungodly power from the Turbo engines. Perhaps this is part of Mercedes and Williams advantage?

  2. worknman24hours - Aug 2, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    I think the fundamental issue with Ferrari’s hybrid systems is a lack of consistent integration and application of the power.

    The phasing and change up from battery to motor to brake to electric to power have been awful all year long.

    Worse then that,the engagement of the various systems has been inconsistent all the time Alonso and Kimi have been in the car.

    Better to have a slower system you can count on so you can drive at the limit,then a powerful system that acts suddenly different at a key time in the car like when you are braking from extremely high speed on a slick track and suddenly the brakes grab or worse yet one side grabs more then the other.

    Watching Kimi try to drive his car like a Formula One race car this year has been painful while watching Fernando the Insane do things no one should have to do in a racing car to drive past the inconsistent braking and power delivery has been amazing to watch.

    Hopefully,Ferrari has a person already hired to fix these inconsistentcies for the rest of the season.

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