(© Ben Johnston 2015)
Scuderia Ferrari have confirmed that former designer Rory Byrne has returned to the Italian team ahead of the start of the 2015 Formula One season.
Ferrari Team Principal Maurizio Arrivabene confirmed the news during a media briefing during testing in Barcelona over the weekend. Byrne played an instrumental role in the Maranello based outfit’s success with Michael Schumacher and technical director Ross Brawn during the early 2000’s.
Arrivabene confirmed that Byrne will work alongside chief designer Simone Resta as a mentor as well as looking after some of the design of the SF15-T.
Byrne’s return to the team is part of a wider range of restructuring procedures within the team which have occurred over the winter as the team hope to return to top of Formula One.
© Ben Johnston 2015