Ferrari's former Communications Director, Luca Colajanni, is to join Marussia as part of its part of the Executive Management Team.
The Italian, who has been with Ferrari for twenty years, will take up the position of Partnership Director in which role he will help define Marussia's development strategy, as well as advising on its relationship with its Technical and Commercial Partners, including its powertrain partnership with Ferrari.
"I am happy to be joining Marussia because, although it has been in Formula 1 for a relatively short time, the people behind it have an amazing motor sport history and a passion for racing is at the heart of everything they do," he said. "It was this enthusiasm that prompted me to accept a new challenge and leave a company with whom I have worked for over twenty years. I would like to thank Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo for having given me the chance of working for an amazing company like Ferrari and I am pleased that my new role with Marussia will continue to see us working together to a great extent."
"We are very pleased that Luca is joining us at this stage in our development," added Graeme Lowdon. "He has a substantial depth of Formula 1 experience from his role with Scuderia Ferrari. I know that Luca will make a significant contribution to our Team, as he helps to develop the many relationships we now have with our Partners."