Loic Bigois starts at Ferrari

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GoCar understands that Loic Bigois is a member of Ferrari as of today. The reports that emerged after his split with Mercedes GP last summer in Autosprint and Auto Hebdo came true.

His contract with the Mercedes GP team expired yesterday and Bigois is understood to have started his new job at Maranello. His title will be most probably Head of Aerodynamics, although we don’t have a confirmation from the team as yet.

Bigois started his F1 career back in 1990 as head of the design office at Ligier. From here on he passed through Sauber andLigier/Prost before becoming deputy technical director at Prost F1 Team in 2000.

In 2004 he joined Williams and he became chief aerodynamicist in 2007. Thereafter he went to Honda from 2007 and he kept his role as chief aerodynamicist until June 2012. His role at Mercedes GP was taken over by Mike Elliot.

The role of the Head of aerodynamics at Ferrari has been the focus of attention over couple of years, with John Iley and then Marco de Luca holding the post. John Iley left for McLaren and later to Caterham, while Marco de Luca was sidelined to work on GT cars.

Tombazis held the role as Head of Aerodynamics and Chief Designer until now. So he will focus solely on his work as Chief Designer from now on.