James Allison (motorsport)
Allison (left) with Pat Fry in 2014
22 February 1968 |
Louth, Lincolnshire, England
|Alma mater||University of Cambridge|
|Occupation||Chassis Technical Director of Scuderia Ferrari.|
James Allison (born in Louth, Lincolnshire, England, on 22 February 1968) is a designer, engineer, and former Technical Director of Scuderia Ferrari. He is the son of former RAF officer, Air Chief Marshal Sir John Allison
Educated at Abingdon School and Cambridge. After graduating from Cambridge in 1991, Allison joined the aerodynamics department of the Benetton Formula One team. After a couple of years at Benetton he moved to Larrousse as Head of Aerodynamics before returning to Benetton as Head of Aerodynamics in the mid-1990s. In 2000, he moved to Ferrari for five years, before returning to Benetton (by then known as Renault F1) in the role of Deputy Technical Director in 2005.
On 8 May 2013, Allison quit as Lotus F1 Team Technical Director to be replaced by Nick Chester.
On 27 July 2016 Allison quit as Scuderia Ferrari Technical Director after reports of Allison falling out with new president Sergio Marchionne.
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