Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Aero Change at Ferrari

Ferrari fires aerodynamic boss Iley
Ferrari has dismissed its head of aerodynamics and wind tunnel John Iley, Italy's La Gazzetta dello Sport reported on Wednesday.
Interesting choice of words in the release: a "serious" mistake in the area of the aerodynamics.

John Iley has been working with Ferrari since 2004 and so worked on several championship winning cars, so he's nobody's fool; the fact that he's already being linked to Brawn reinforces that notion.

It sounds to me as if the aero problems on the car this year led to a situation where all involved decided a change would be required. With development set to ramp up on the 2010 car, now is the best time to make that change.