F1: Ferrari Signs Ex-Mercedes Duo Jerome d’Ambrosio and Loic Serra

Ferrari named former Mercedes Toto Wolff assistant Jerome d'Ambrosio deputy team principal and F1 driver academy head. Loic Serra, who was previously the director of performance at Mercedes, will join the team as the head of chassis performance engineering.

By Divyam Dubey | on May 14, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

Ferrari's recent announcement of Loic Serra and Jerome d'Ambrosio's signings marks an important move for its Formula 1 team. With Serra taking over chassis performance engineering, d'Ambrosio will work closely with Fred Vasseur as deputy team principal. Their hiring is part of a larger strategic shift at Ferrari under Vasseur's leadership, which is to restore the team's prominence in Formula 1. Meanwhile, the team is also trying to recruit Adrian Newey, who left Red Bull. Aside from his Formula E experience and Formula 1 background, d'Ambrosio would be a great addition to Ferrari's driver academy.

Since taking over in 2023, Vasseur's impact has been clear. Ferrari has been changing its structure. Another example is Ferrari's announcement that Xavi Marcos will be replaced by Bryan Bozzi as race engineer for Charles Leclerc at this week's Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

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F1:About Loic Serra and Jerome d'Ambrosio

When Michelin left the Formula One competition in 2006, Loic Serra moved from his position as an engineer with the team to one with BMW Sauber. Serra relocated to Mercedes after leaving BMW and took on multiple responsibilities in car dynamics there. He worked his way up to performance director, a function he still does an excellent job at. 

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In 2012, Jerome d'Ambrosio made an impressive debut for Lotus, taking over for Romain Grosjean at Monza when the latter was banned. He had previously gained fame in 2011 when riding for the Marussia Virgin Racing team. Prior to taking on a fresh challenge in Formula E's first season, d'Ambrosio did some GT racing in addition to his reserve duties with Lotus. He dove headfirst into the all-electric championship, representing Jay Penske's Dragon team.

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