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Ferrari’s technical director Allison leaves team

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Ferrari technical director James Allison has left the team with immediate effect.

The Italian team announced Allison’s departure in a statement issued on Wednesday morning. Mattia Binotto has been appointed to the role of chief technical officer in his place.

“The team would like to thank James for his commitment and sacrifice during the time spent together, and wishes him success and serenity for his future endeavours,” said team principal Maurizio Arrivabene.

Allison joined Ferrari from Lotus in 2013 and was credited with his role in the team’s upswing in form during 2015. However earlier this year Allison suffered a personal blow following the sudden loss of his wife to meningitis in April.

“During the years I spent at Ferrari, at two different stages and covering different roles, I could get to know and appreciate the value of the team and of the people, women and men, which are part of it,” he said.

“I want to thank them all for the great professional and human experience we shared. I wish everybody a happy future with lots of success.”

Binotto is a long-serving member of the team whose background is in engine development rather than aerodynamics. He joined Ferrari in 1995 as an engineer for their test team’s engine programme. Two years later he switched to the race team, a position he remained in for a decade. He had risen to the role of chief operating officer for power unit at the time of Allison’s departure.

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  • 96 comments on “Ferrari’s technical director Allison leaves team”

    1. This is a big blow for Ferrari and unless they can convince Ross of rejoining I don’t think it’s a good sign for them.

      1. The impression is that Ross Brawn is gone for good from the world of motorsport, as he seems to have finally reached that point in his life where he’s achieved all he wanted to achieve and now wants to enjoy his other hobbies (such as his love of fishing). Ferrari did try to lure Rory Byrne, one of Brawn’s colleagues, out of retirement a few years ago – Byrne might be working as a consultant, but his involvement is more limited these days and even that is now beginning to trail off a bit now as Simone Resta, whom he is mentoring, is growing into his role.

        Furthermore, Ferrari has changed a lot in the decade since he left the team – quite a few of the people he worked with are gone, whilst several of the departments have been radically overhauled or merged into other sections of the team. It would take a while for him to have an impact – Mercedes, for example, were not transformed overnight whilst Brawn was there – and even then there is no guarantee of success if there are not enough talented younger engineers to direct the team.

    2. It makes complete sense for James to be home in the UK with his children and other family as a time like this. It is a massive blow for Ferrari though.

      1. It does look like his departure was amicable.

    3. ForzaAlonsoF1
      27th July 2016, 9:10

      All credit to James Allison, I would’ve quit far sooner than he had my wife suffered the same fate.

    4. Sebastian Vettel pushes his bowl of breakfast muesli away untouched. Fernando Alonso treats himself to a second bowl of Coco Pops.

      Vettel and Alonso: Who will have the last laugh?

      1. If Alonso doesn’t see a WDC with Mclaren Alonso loses. Vettel has options.

        1. Mr. X, in a way, I think that Alonso doesn’t really lose out if his move to McLaren doesn’t produce a WDC if Ferrari can’t deliver one either.

          As he’s stated before, occasional wins are no good if he is ultimately just going to be a runner up to another driver in the WDC. If Ferrari cannot produce a title winning car, then leaving them for another team that couldn’t deliver a title is no better than staying with them – staying would still leave him no closer to his objective of at least one more WDC.

          To a certain extent, in some ways I think that neither driver is ultimately losing out. Even if he doesn’t manage to emulate what Schumacher did, Vettel is still managing to live out the passion project that he wanted to achieve (becoming a driver for Ferrari and trying to revive their glory era). He’s still achieving much of what he set out to do – even if he doesn’t get a title with them, he would still probably be satisfied with what he has done.

          As for Alonso, the general impression is that he had become disenchanted with Ferrari and wanted to get out of the team – especially since Motorsport magazine suggested that Marchionne, not wanting Alonso within the team, hired Mattiacci and briefed him to annoy and antagonise Alonso until he wanted to leave, mainly because Alonso didn’t fit the image and managerial style that Marchionne wanted to impose upon Ferrari.

          Given the hostile attitude from the new management, if Alonso had stayed at Ferrari until this year, I suspect that he would probably be pretty miserable and would probably be thrown out regardless of his performance (his contract would have expired this year). In that sense, he probably is still better off at McLaren – he might have a different set of frustrations there, but ultimately he is probably still enjoying his life at McLaren more than he would if he had stayed at Ferrari.

          1. Thiago Brasil Silvério
            27th July 2016, 15:52

            I tottally agree.

            After this year and a half, Alonso doesn’t much to regret of leaving Ferrari. He’d have more or less those same 3 Vettel wins (maybe more, this year he would be able to capitalize the chances Ferrari had better than Vettel), but still away from the title run. His bet can be understood in this way.

            If McLaren can put themselves in the fight for podiums next year and the improval expected for the cars is confirmed, he may renew for a couple of years more, and a WDC could be posible (lots of “if’s” here, but it’s all speculation).

          2. If Alonso can’t lose then he also can’t win.

            No racing drive just wants to be happy. They want to win WDC otherwise what’s the point. They can go be happy on the golf course.

            Alonso was essentially shown the door via management tactics and the only place he could go was Mac. Ron sold him on a dream and now it’s a nightmare.

            Alonso is already claiming WCC for Mac next year, this is a very Alonso thing to say. When they come up short what will be his next excuse?

            I’ve always had a feeling vettel was in Ferrari for the long haul and the Ross Brawn rumors keep getting louder and louder. Now he is on record of saying he “hasn’t said no”….

            Let’s never forget Alonso could have had that Red Bull seat – the score has been advantage Vettel for quite some time.

            1. With Allison leaving the team, Vettel is nowhere near a fifth world title with Ferrari. He even started to criticize the car, telling that it needs to progress in every area. Let’s see how long he can stay positive without fighting for championships.

      2. Considering Ferrari haven’t sealed the WDC with Allison in place, I don’t see why Vettel would suddenly get angry with the situation.

        That said, I hope Allison finds peace in his life after such a sudden tragedy.

        Will be interesting to see who comes in now.

        Also intrigued about the timing of the announcement. Maybe they thought that the Summer break was ideal or they have a replacement ready.

      3. Rockie Smith
        27th July 2016, 10:23

        Considering this is meant to be Allison’s car and wasn’t up to scratch, wonder what the hype about him his really.

        He’s no Newey!

        1. You know Newey joined Red Bull in 2006, didn’t produce a competitive car until 2009 and didn’t win a championship until 2010?

          1. And was 2010 Newey’s first championship?

            1. Obviously not, but a quick look over Allisons career has quite a few world championships listed for Benetton, Ferrari and Renault. So at nearly 10 years younger he’s a good while to etch his name in the history books along with Neweys.

              It’s like arguing driver vs driver. it’s not possible to find an empirically conclusive ranking, but he deserves some hype.

            2. except he has no championships as a technical director…

            3. Allison – correct me if I’m wrong – was not technical director until he joined Renault/Genii.
              And then, he never had the budget to fight against top teams, but he produced some good cars nevertheless.
              I think you are being unfair to the guy Mr X.

            4. Allison was part of the engineering team either heading aero or acting as deputy technical director for championship winning teams. No not a the full technical director but his achievements can’t be denied. He was also technical director for Lotus while they were embarrassing larger teams on track.

              We were just starting to see what he can do with a big team budget and full hold of the technical reigns. Just because Ferrari aren’t winning a championship this year doesn’t diminish his quality, as I said when Newey moved to Red bull it took longer than this before they did as well.

            5. Look, clearly Allison is very talented.

              But he’s no Newey, because Newey is Newey.

              He’s done well but hasnt had the top down full technical direction of multiple championship winning cars with multiple teams.

              Allison is Kimi, Newey is Hamilton if you prefer an analogy. You see how they arent the same?

            6. Mr. X, if you are arguing that Allison doesn’t deserve any credit for contributing to the design of championship winning cars because he was not the Technical Director then, by that reasoning, you’d also write off half of Adrian Newey’s cars.

              Whilst he was at Williams, Newey was never awarded the title of “Technical Director” – Patrick Head was the Technical Director of Williams in that era – so your criteria would rule those out from his career.

              The earliest title that you could say that Newey won where he was the “Technical Director” of a team would be the 1998 McLaren MP4/13 – even then, it should be pointed out that Neil Oatley had an influence in the design of that car (Newey carried over elements from the MP4/12 that had originally been designed by Oatley), so that wasn’t purely Newey’s handiwork.

              Incidentally, would you say that Rory Byrne – currently ranked as the third most successful designer in the history of F1 – has no championships to his name, as he was never given the role of Technical Director whilst at either Benetton or Ferrari?

            7. Newey is successful and at the top of his league, but he isn’t the absolute be all and end all. He’s had two dominant runs, one with Williams and one with Red Bull, but he also produced a fair amount of lack-luster performers too, like the MP4-18. One could argue that Patrick Head had as much influence or more design influence during the Williams domination, and that Rory Byrne was a better designer. But meh.

          2. @philipgb look at what newey started with, you can’t turn a pigs ear into a silk purse over night.

            1. @nosehair Absolutely, but the F14T was hardly a championship contender.

        2. No but Ferrari’s 2017 car is reliant on a quality technical director of which Allison is. Lets not forget Kimi was involved in a title fight in 2012 in the Lotus Renault!!

          1. I agree that Allison did a fine job with Lotus/Renault in 2012.

            Alonso came within a few points of beating Vettel in 2012 and if he hadn’t been torpedoed (or beheaded) by Grosjean’s kamikaze efforts in turn 1 at Spa, he would have won. However saying Kimi was involved in the title fight in 2012 is long stretch.

        3. Given that he’s not been there to develop it either, that’s quite a statement. It nearly won some races at the start of the year, it’s fallen behind in development.

        4. Allison is one of few engineers on the paddock that are a match for Adiran Newey and Ferrari’s knows this very well, he was able to design cars as fast if not faster than Newey cars with less budget, the R25,R26, Lotus 2012,2013.
          The tragedy that he suffered at the start of the year was decisive in his decision to return to the UK with his 3 children.

      4. That is a weird statement. James Allison leaving Ferrari had nothing to do with Ferrari’s incompetence or politics, it was just a very unfortunate personal tragedy. Even Alonso would not take delight in this situation.

        1. Yes it was. Actually I think James was a caretaker for some time now, seems to me he had made and communicated his intention to go back to UK long ago but agreed to stay as long as Ferrari finds a sustainable solution, that’s probably the part of the “sacrifices” Ferrari mentioned.

          I hope James spends some time away and comes back fresher and hungry.

      5. Chocos are better. ;)

      6. WilliamB (@william-brierty)
        27th July 2016, 11:47

        @keithcollantine – It just goes to show how momentum can shift. Virtually everyone in that debate, myself included, rated Vettel’s chances of further world championship glory over Alonso’s. Of course, a major part of that is that Vettel is younger. However as we move into a new formula for 2017 it ought to come as no surprise that McLaren, with none other than Peter Prodromou on their books, supported Red Bull’s push for heightened aerodynamic grip. Whilst it might be asking too much of Honda for Alonso to win his third title in 2017, I see no reason why McLaren can’t be faster than Ferrari.

        In 2015, James Allison made his mark on the first significant step forward in car performance at Ferrari since the team’s results recession started in 2009. He is not only the only aerodynamicist that can be mentioned in the same sentence as Adrian Newey, but his understanding of the relationship between drive-ability and suspension kinematics saw the Enstone squad outperform its budget in 2012-3, and treated the intractable understeer that had dogged Ferraris since Aldo Costa’s exit. Ferrari will regurgitate the “team > one man” party line, but have no doubt, he is a massively significant loss for the Scuderia.

      7. LOL! cotd for Keith? Hahaha

      8. Fernando Alonso is the Hillary Clinton of F1. The man shouldn’t even be in F1. He’s a shady character

        1. Lewis Hamilton is the Donald Trump, rarely thinks before he speaks, often looks ridiculous, constantly tries to humiliate his rivals.

          1. Kimi is the Bernie Sanders. The oldest contestant, had the most loyal supporters, but everyone knew he never gonna win.

            1. Massa is the Berlusconi: it never his fault, he’s the best overthere!

            2. duncan idaho
              27th July 2016, 21:48

              Kvyat is Putin.
              Vettel is Merkel.
              Massa is Rubio.
              Bernie is Spector or Spectre (or both)

            3. Vettel is Boris Johnson or Barack Obama it depends whether you like Vettel or not.
              Jb is James Cameron
              Rosberg is Merkel
              Grosjean is Putin.

      9. It’s an entertaining affair, nothing but that, it’s clear that McLaren is incapable of producing a good chassis. I think Allison was a guaranteed 2nd best chassis on the grid but things didn’t play out right, and 2nd best doesn’t get you that many championships. James is the Key now, whoever gets him has a chance to fight at the top… I wonder if RB is finally going to renew and retire Newey or else they risk losing James Key and other technical staff. McLaren almost got Dan Fallows but RBR stopped that, the may not be able to stop Key from leaving this technical deadlock.

    5. Grim times ahead for Ferrari :( I hope James finds comfort back home, I am thankful for all he did for the team.

    6. Big setback for Ferrari.
      Allison is definitely one of the best in field.

    7. Definitely not what Ferrari needed but one can understand James’ situation after his personal setback.

      A bit setback though!

    8. Certainly not ideal for Ferrari but given the circumstances it isn’t all that surprising. I do hope that we can see Allison return to the paddock one day though.

    9. Desperately unlucky for all concerned. Bad time for Ferrari as well with the 2017-onwards car in the making.

    10. I really hope Williams can obtain Allison’s services when he’s ready.

      1. IF he is ever returns, and why Williams they are a customer team..thinking Reno would be a bigger challenge for James with a endless budget.

    11. Let’s just hope that Allison isn’t on the way to Mercedes. But in all seriousness, I think he will end up in Williams or Renault again as I can’t think of where else he could go. McLaren and Red Bull have Prodromou and Newey respectively, Force India might be an option, but they already have a good technical team, and Manor might not be able to afford him.

      1. I think he’s leaving to go home @mashiat. He may return one day in the future but I don’t think he wants to go anywhere else.

    12. Matija (@matijaleader)
      27th July 2016, 10:39

      They better convince ross to come back now otherwise ferrari wont be champions for a long time. Allison was one of the key people giving me hope that ferrari could overhaul mercedes….

    13. I think this is a genuinely personal decision, for personal reasons. Nothing profession-related. I think with his wife gone, he realizes his family needs him now more than ever, and this move is caused by nothing else except the decision to be with his family more.

      1. Biggsy, that does seem to be the impression from those who have been studying the situation – Allison had already been spending more time than before in the UK to try and support his family, and there was a consensus that he had been trying to move back there so he could be with them on a more frequent basis.

    14. It’s a huge setback for Vettel and Arrivabene…

      Allison was the key to the team’s future success.

      1. Brawn is key to future success.

        Which is why we will never know if Allison left or was fired.

        Sorta like Alonso.

        Confidentiality and gag orders do wonders.

    15. It’s one of these situations where sport very much comes 2nd. I hope Allison does whatever he needs to help himself and his children through what will be a difficult few years. When and if it’s appropriate for him to get back involved, I’m sure he’ll have lots of teams begging for him to join.

    16. It is the right decision. James has had a tough few months to cope with the unfortunate loss of his wife. I hope he finds comfort with the rest of his family. Family comes first, not F1.

    17. I wish him well. Good to see a person involved in sport put their family’s wellbeing first and sport second.

      My guess is that having the big boss stick his nose into everything because they are in panic mode would’ve just made his decision even easier.

    18. That is a massive blow for Ferrari. Allison is one of the best technical guys in the paddock, given time he could have set up something very special at Ferrari.

    19. Best wishes to Allison and his children. I’m glad that he took the right personal decision.

      The majority of F1 teams are based out of the UK, so I’m sure a lot of them are salivating at the prospect of getting James Allison into their fold, assuming there isn’t a deal already and he’s started his gardening leave.

    20. As a Ferrari fan, i wish Allison and his children all the best and i hope that he will return even stronger after the tragedy he suffered. He showed many times that he’s a great man, not everyone will sacrifice that luxurious job even for his family.
      This is a big blow for Ferrari not only from a sporting point of view, but also from a personal point of view. Allison himself is a Ferrari fan, he was part in the dream team in the early 2000’s and he accepted the mission of bringing back Ferrari to the front despite the more comfortable opportunities in the UK based teams (McLaren,Williams,Mercedes,Red Bull).
      I remember he brought me into tears after the 2015 Malaysian GP

    21. If James’ family was the main reason for this decision then it should have been with ‘immediate effect’ couple of months ago. We’ve been assured many times after tragic loss of his wife that he’s determined to help Ferrari win the championship. Now, he’s leaving with immediate effect!? Odd, at least. I hope he’s heading to Enstone where F1 factory is very close to the airfield.

      1. He may have tried to make it work but after a few month realised it was impossible so good idea to leave with immediate effect as soon as you have confirmed you cannot do the job?

    22. Alison is a great man, I hope for all the best for him. It is a difficult time. I am confident that he will find a new role whenever he wants it.

      As for Ferrari, this is a blow, but it is a huge organization. I’m sure they have a great depth of talent.

    23. This is certainly a huge blow for Ferrari no matter whether personal or professional. They need chassis man at this crucial momemt. Now they have an engine man as chief director. I fear Ferrari might go back to early ’10s. Anyway, good luck for Allison. If he really retires, it would be sad.

      1. What like last year’s car which was superior to Mr.Allison’s 2016 car.

        1. You’re being unfair as this year’s car wasn’t properly developed due to Allison’s wife tragic loss unlike last year’s.

    24. Stop overhyping Mr.Allison he’s nothing special. people getting on as if Ferrari’s Newey has left, please. A car easy on its tyres doesn’t win championships a car with grip does.

      1. You din’t watch F1 in early 2013 did you?

    25. Ferrari may have the draw of being a historic special team but being in Italy is always going to hurt them. In the short term I think they need to hunt James Key. That 2012 Sauber and his current Torro Rosso chassis are arguably better than the Ferrari chassis they’ve been up against, with the added resources of Ferrari to fine tune them further they could really have been properly competitive chassis.

      In the long term I think they need a hyperloop so that people can commute from England.

      1. Aldo Costa is Italian and is TD of the best car, so being in Italy would not hurt. Ferrari are a bigger name than any British based team and Italy is a prettier country with better food and weather, should be a benefit being in Italy.

        Ferrari have a politics issue, even Newey would fail there. Costa went to Merc after being fired and Merc have the best chassis.

        1. He is, but he’s not going to be going back to Ferrari any time soon. And statistically speaking any replacement Ferrari seek will likely be English, the bulk of the rest the teams engineering staffs are English. As exceptional as I’ve no doubt it is to live in Italy, and how much Ferrari are revered there is a reason almost all of the other teams base their operations in that narrow corridor of England.

          It just makes it easier to attract and recruit staff as well as the wealth of other engineering companies that are subcontracted to in the region. We’ve already seen here with Allison a complication caused by their locality. As freak and tragic as this is, odds are it would only have resulted in a sabbatical with a UK based team.

        2. “Ferrari are a bigger name than any British based team” – yeah right! Mercedes and Ferrari, global impact on society comparison. That would be a nice article of a dissertation in some social science study. We all know which name would be dwarfed even without reading it.
          Every morning, when I go to work, there is a lady, driving a Ferrari 458. I use public transportation. The traffic crawls at speed of 10mph and, as you probably assume, tram is always faster than Ferrari in these circumstances. Please convince me that this lady doesn’t represent the layer of society buying Ferrari because I cannot shed off the feeling she is an…

          1. Mercedes are based in Britain for F1 and are not British. They are German with a small arm of the business based in Britain but then would some countries claim BMW or Audi or Porsche etc are from their country as they have car plants in numerous countries?

            Ferrari are the most successful and most supported F1 team so yes in F1 they are the biggest despite the fact they are not based in Britain, pretty good going. Do not see what the speed of your tram has to do with anything, the lady you speak of sounds like she has a better life than you so all power to her.

            Anyway Ferrari are a bit stuck now as who else with any kind of record as a good TD at a top team is left? Newey..no chance, Costa…doubt it, James Key has only worked in the midfield the pressure at a big team is a different game altogether. Not looking great for F1’sale greatest team.

    26. Wish him all the best but it’s interesting what are his achivements in SF since 2013? How strong was his impact?

        1. Well, that’s your opinion sir.

          This season is far from over, but let’s not forget Renault R31 and FFE concept. This car was tricky to develop and was designed for Bridgestone tires. Allison admitted in the middle of 2011 season that Pirelli tires characteristic changed everything in car’s behaviour. That project was a clear failure. His work is not only 2012-2013 Lotuses.
          SF16-H is the first real Allison’s SF car and it’s very tricky so far…

          1. @antoine-de-paris

            Well 3 wins is a matter of recorded fact. Joining in 2014 he was too late to influence that 2014 car significantly, and it’s fundamentally flawed design gave little room for improvement. 2015, still a year without being an outright clean sheet design but still heavily under his supervision they narrowed their gap to Mercedes and delivered 3 wins. Also Kimi didn’t spin in Canada this year.

            This year the car looks as good as last years, but Red Bull have also gotten into the mix, combined with some strategic blunders and his understandable absence I think it’s fair to say he had a good impact with Ferrari.

            2011 they struggled with the new tyres and their forward blown exhausts weren’t very effective, but they bounced back for 2012 and 2013 with excellent cars.

      1. In all fairness, he joined them mid-way through 2013 so that means his input would have only affected the 2014 season-onwards.

        Since then, they haven’t had a Mercedes engine so I’d say 3 wins is fairly decent!

    27. Vettel will have to work real hard for that fifth title I just realised.

    28. Well, loosing your closest, then being under pressure at Ferrari, maybe its best if he takes a sabbatical. Considering its with immediate effect, he is probably not joining another team.

      Every interview I have seen with him, displays him as clearly by far the nicest guy in F1. I hope he recovers and leaves to see another team.

      1. Perfectly understandable that Allison had to put his family first, wouldn’t expect anything less from such a stand up guy. Kudos to Ferrari as well to let him go with immediate effect without gardening leave. This tells me this happened as a consequence of the personal tragedy he suffered, he was not fired.

        As for the timing I suspect Allison beeing the stand-up guy he is tried to make it work as long as he could but came to the conclution it was impossible under the circumstances. That meant he had to leave now, otherwise the situation would compomize Ferraris 2017 season too much.

        A big loss for Ferrari, but as they say when you close one door you open a new. It would not have been good for neither Ferrari nor Allison to continue at less than 100% comittment.

    29. did ferrari push him out or did Allison decide to leave entirely on his own? the article doesn’t specify this important information.

      1. His children have been left without a parent present after the recent death of his wife. He has left to be with them.

        Children always come first, ahead of any racing cars.

        Sad for all concerned.

        1. @janet54321
          Such posts as yours are probably supposed to show empathy, compassion etc.
          But I find them clearly disrespectful. It’s beyond me, how can anyone speculate about any other individual’s personal/private situation? You have no idea about any other individual private situation and his feelings. That’s why we call it PRIVATE.
          You talk about children? Go check some facts first and please leave it yourself.

        2. allisons ‘children ‘ are adults now , university or later age

          1. I don’t see why what I have written can be interpreted as ‘disrespectful’. It’s called an opinion. I don’t know, nobody but himself and those around him do, but this is a public forum for discussion.

            For an main player at Ferrari to just decide he wants out or was pushed in the middle of the season out of the blue doesn’t fit. Okay, I’m guessing, but maybe he has decided that there are more important things in life, such as ones family, and recent events have brought it to a head.

    30. For those speculating on ulterior motives for Allison’s departure I imagine you have never suffered a loss like he has. Speaking from experience I can tell you that your whole world changes as well as how you relate to everything in it. It is never the same again.

      Having said that it is also a shame for Ferrari and F1 as well. With his arrival to Ferrari and other changes that have taken place I have become a fan of theirs again. With Kimi coming back, Vettel being somewhat reborn, the departure of LdM and the arrival of Arrivabene I have found a team I could cheer for once again. Allison and his overachievement with Lotus bode well for some of the goals he was able to achieve with Ferrari. I’m sure there was more that could have been reached. But, alas, as John Lennon said a long time ago; Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.

      Thanks to James Allison for his dignity and grace, my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.

      1. Very nicely said. Sorry for your loss.

      2. It is rumored He is going to Renault. It is difficult for men like him that have been with F1 to just leave it. Also it seems like they are looking to get Sergio Perez.

    31. Nothing I’ve read said James left on his own free will.

      Everything is very vague and reaks of Ferrari PR lawyer speak.

      Fired? That’s my guess.

      1. Highly doubt he was fired, he just lost his wife prematurely it’s not like she was 95. He has children back home in England I know they are not little children but they probably yearned for their father in their moment of darkness..

    32. If any one is to be hired the engineers from force India, the only team punching above the weight.

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