Ferrari picks separate designers for 2013/14
21 December 2012 – Ferrari has opted to split the design focus of its 2013 and 2014 cars, with two separate designers picked to lead the respective programmes. Simone Resta is in charge of the team's 2013 chassis, while Fabio Montecchi focuses on 2014.
"We have decided, particularly in light of the unusual demands we will face in 2013, when we will have a completely new project to work on for the future, to have two coordinators," said Team Principal Stefano Domenicali. "Simone Resta, an engineer who has developed his career in Maranello and is very effective, will work on the 2013 car and Fabio Montecchi, will deal with the one for the following year.
"Nikolas Tombazis continues as Chief Designer. We must also apply in other areas what we have done at the track, for example in production: as was confirmed by some new arrivals from outside the company, in our 'time to market', by which is meant the time from conception to producing the parts and in our long term research."
Ferrari has not won a Constructors' title since 2008, when Kimi Räikkönen and Felipe Massa guided the F2008 to eight victories and eight pole positions.