OCTOBER 26, 2006

Who is Mario Almondo?

The new technical dirfector of Ferrari is 42-year-old Italian engineer Mario Almondo, who has been with Ferrari since he joined the team in 1991. Prior to that he had studied engineering and industrial management at the celebrated Politecnico di Milano and after graduation was briefly a lecturer before he did his military service. He then moved briefly into industry before joining Ferrari as an engineer. He worked in various different roles, both in road cars and the sport before being put in charge of human resources at Ferrari F1. In 1995 he was promoted to become Industrial Director and put in charge of the Ferrari F1 production, a role he would hold for the next 10 years. Last year he was briefly moved back into human resources but it was clear that he was marked out for bigger things.