Ferrari and Lotus in F1 engineer musical chairs 16 September, 2013 James Allison with Kimi Raikkonen Lotus technical guru James Allison was the first to defect to Ferrari, and star driver Kimi Raikkonen will follow him to Maranello at the end of the season. And after Raikkonen’s move was confirmed, it also emerged that Lotus’ aerodynamics chief Dirk de Beer is heading to Ferrari. It is also rumoured that Raikkonen will take his race engineer Mark Slade, who started working with the Finn at McLaren a decade ago, to Ferrari. However, Auto Motor und Sport has said that Lotus has signed well-regarded Ferrari aerodynamicist, Nicolas Hennel. Meanwhile, Finland’s Turun Sanomat reports that the new turbo V6 era could start off on the heavy side for Ferrari. According to sources, the current version of the 2014-specification Ferrari ‘power unit’ will reportedly push the car well over the allowed maximum weight. (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsAlonso would have won title with a Lotus claims VilleneuveMisunderstanding as Allison replaces Fry at press conferenceMattiacci: Allison is head of the 2015 Ferrari projectSauber: Ferrari delivered slow power unit lateMarmorini: Ferrari is giving trust to inexperienced peopleLopez denies Genii financial troublesPiero Ferrari: I hope Alonso remains at MaranelloMontezemolo: Enzo Ferrari would be happyThe difference a year makes for Lotus and WilliamsJalinier: Renault and Ferrari out-spent by Mercedes Boycottthebull Ferrari seems to have this new policy “if you cant beat em buy em”. Pretty pathetic really. I hope Lotus dont continue to take in Ferraris rejects such as Massa. The guy is past his time and he couldnt deliver for Ferrari he certainly wont deliver for Lotus yet he is strutting around like thats the only seat he is prepared to take and wont go to a lesser team. He even has suggested he wont be a number 2 driver at Lotus. Move on Massa dont let your ego drag down our much beloved Lotus. Where is Hulkenberg when you want him. Forza Ferrari @Boycottthebull There is nothing pathetic about trying to get all the best people to work for your team. It just shows the desire to win. So get over it!