Tearing Lewis Hamilton from the clutches of the Mercedes team was clearly not enough for Ferrari. Still in this same quest to make the Scuderia the strongest possible team in the future and to try to tickle Red Bull and Max Verstappen to the top, Ferrari continues to help itself to the Silver Arrows. This time, it is not a question of a driver but of the technical team. Two of the key members of the Silver Arrows will also be part of the trip and will still play in the service of Hamilton but this time under its new colors from next year. On Monday, the team dear to Frédéric Vasseur announced the reinforcements of Loic Serra and Jérôme d’Ambrosio, today pillars of Mercedes. The 52-year-old Frenchman will be Ferrari’s new chief engineer in charge of chassis performance. “He will report directly to Enrico Cardile (chassis and aerodynamic technical director) and will supervise different departments such as track engineering, aerodynamic development, aerodynamic operations and car performance,” details the Scuderia in its press release with the largest precision. At 52 years old, Serra is one of the most highly rated technicians in the paddock.

D’Ambrosio, Vasseur’s new right-hand man

It was this brilliant reputation that opened the doors to Mercedes in 2010 after initial experiences at Michelin then BMW-Sauber. The future strong man of Ferrari has been the performance director of the British team since 2018. At Ferrari, he will therefore continue to serve alongside D’Ambrosio, the ex-Belgian driver (20 Grand Prix starts in 2011). with Marussia and 2012 with Lotus) became deputy director of the Silver Arrows with his primary concern being the young drivers sector so important in the eyes of Toto Wolff, of whom he was the right-hand man. In the future he will be Vasseur’s, since he will be deputy team principal but not only. The Belgian will also take the reins of the Ferrari Driver Academy, the Scuderia’s young driver program. The two men will start in their new roles within their new team on October 1st. And as for Hamilton, Mercedes is left to think again about the name of their replacements.