In late 2014, BMW poached Ferrari’s former technical director, Roberto Fedeli and was apparently assigned at the time to work with the M Division. Now news break that Fedeli is going back to FCA group. According to Automotive News citing an FCA spokesman, Fedeli will head the engineering departments at Alfa Romeo and Maserati and report to Harald Wester, currently CEO of both brands and also chief technical officer for the entire FCA group.
Fedeli has been with Ferrari since 1988 and has been responsible for the engineering of all Ferrari cars since 2007. His most recent model is the limited production LaFerrari gasoline-electric hybrid super car. He also worked on the F12 Berlinetta and 458 Italia.
Fedeli might have his work cut out for him at FCA. There are several reports citing engineering issues at Alfa Romeo. Citing supplier sources, Automotive News reports that the new Giulia small sedan failed front, side and rear crash tests and thus required significant re-engineering.