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Ferrari engine boss Marmorini leaves team

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Luca Marmorini had been director of engine and electronics since 2010 © Getty Images
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Ferrari has confirmed that the head of its engine and electronics department, Luca Marmorini, has left the team.

Marmorini's job has been in doubt since the start of the year when it became clear that the Ferrari power unit was not a match for rivals Mercedes.

"Ferrari announces that, as of today, Luca Marmorini, director of the engine and electronics department, is leaving the company," read a team statement on Thursday. "As part of the restructuring of the Power Unit department, Mattia Binotto will assume the role of chief operating officer."

Marmorini's departure follows Stefano Domenicali's resignation as team principal in April and the appointment of Marco Mattiacci as his replacement. The team confirmed that technical director James Allison remains ultimately responsible for car design.

"James Allison, technical director, continues to be responsible for the entire car project, supported by Nikolas Tombazis, chief designer chassis, and Lorenzo Sassi, chief designer power unit."

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