Scuderia Ferrari sporting director Massimo Rivola is moving on from the role he’s held since 2009, taking a new position within the automaker’s young driver academy, Reuters UK reports.
Rivola has taken the position formerly held by Luca Baldisserri, who has left Ferrari in order to manage former Ferrari academy driver Lance Stroll’s career. Stroll, 17, joined Williams-Martini Racing as a development driver last November.
Ferrari did not announce Rivola’s new appointment, however he confirmed the news through a latter posted on social media.
“After 18 years of F1, of which 12 have been on the pitwall, it’s time to make a pitstop,” Rivola’s letter read.
There’s no news on a replacement for Rivola, but with the new Formula 1 season starting up on March 20, there isn’t much time to fill the role.