Marmorini moves to Renault after Ferrari exit

Luca Marmorini with Stefano Domenicali

Luca Marmorini with Stefano Domenicali

Mere days after officially leaving Ferrari, Luca Marmorini looks set to take another high-profile job in Formula 1, this time with Renault.

The 53-year-old’s departure was interpreted as the latest rolling head at Ferrari amid the fabled Italian team’s poor start to the new turbo V6 era.

Marmorini, formerly Ferrari’s engine and electronics chief, could now take some of his closest colleagues at Maranello with him to another struggling Formula 1 engine supplier, Renault Sport Formula 1.

That is the claim of the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, reporting that Marmorini’s arrival is part of a restructuring at Renault after also erring with its first turbo V6 prominently supplied to reigning world champions Red Bull.

The newspaper said the news could be announced officially within days.

And although the period of summer ‘shutdown’ is now beginning, there are also prominent developments elsewhere in Formula 1.

Meanwhile Autosprint reports that the well-known Toro Rosso engineer Laurent Mekies is on the move.

Reportedly arriving at the Faenza based team, meanwhile, is Jody Eggington, Caterham’s technical boss who was among 40 staff controversially axed by new advisor Colin Kolles. (GMM)