Wolff’s Top Aide to Depart for Ferrari in 2024

Jerome D’Ambrosio is leaving Mercedes, where he has been managing the Junior Team since 2023, to potentially join Ferrari and run their Academy, amidst Toto Wolff’s discussions about signing Max Verstappen and Helmut Marko.


‣ Toto Wolff is reportedly interested in signing Max Verstappen and Helmut Marko, amidst concerns of losing Jerome D’Ambrosio to Ferrari.

‣ Jerome D’Ambrosio, with a history in Formula 1 and Formula E, has been leading the Mercedes Junior Team since 2023 but is set to leave at the end of 2024 to move back to Europe.

‣ D’Ambrosio’s departure is seen as a significant loss for Mercedes, as he has been instrumental in managing the team’s junior talent alongside Gwen Lagrue.

‣ Rumors suggest D’Ambrosio will join Ferrari to oversee their Academy, a role currently held by Jock Clear, who has a broad set of responsibilities at Ferrari.

Toto Wolff’s got a lot on his plate, it seems. He’s all about getting Max Verstappen and Helmut Marko on board. But, oh, the drama unfolds. He’s kinda, sorta, maybe losing his right-hand man. Motorsport.com dropped the bomb: Jerome D’Ambrosio is flirting with Ferrari.

Who’s Jerome, you ask? Well, he’s not just any Joe. The Belgian raced in 20 Grands Prix between 2011 and 2012. Not stopping there, he zoomed into Formula E. As a team boss, he led Venturi to glory before Mercedes snagged him. Since 2023, he’s been the big cheese of the Junior Team, working side by side with Gwen Lagrue.

### Big loss for Mercedes

And just like that, it’s almost over. Mercedes spilled the beans to GPblog.com. D’Ambrosio’s waving goodbye at the end of 2024. Wants to head back to Europe, he says. Doesn’t fancy renewing his contract. What’s next for him? Mercedes is scratching their heads.

But wait, there’s more. Motorsport.com’s got the scoop. D’Ambrosio’s got his eyes on Ferrari, aiming to lead their Academy. Jock Clear’s the man in charge there, for now. But, with a plate overflowing at Ferrari, Jock could use a hand. Ferrari’s lips are sealed, though. No word on the rumors.

So, there you have it. A tale of moves and shakes in the fast lane. Toto’s got his work cut out, and Jerome’s plotting a new course. Only time will tell how this race turns out.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
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