Automotive News reports that Ferrari’s former technical director, Roberto Fedeli, will join BMW. A BMW spokesman confirmed the move by refrained from specifying his role within the company.
BMW has hired , for an as-yet unspecified role, the German automaker said today Fedeli will join the BMW Group in November, “but we currently can’t say what his role will be,” a BMW spokesman told Automotive News Europe.
A Ferrari spokesman confirmed Fedeli’s departure as of September 13 and mentioned that his resignation was not linked to the departure of Ferrari’s long-time chairman, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo.
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.
Automotive News speculates that Fedeli is expected to use his expertise within the M Performance division or with Rolls Royce.