The exodus of engineering talent from Lotus F1 Team has been going on for more than a year with a series of departures, of engineers who have often had long careers an Enstone. The latest to move is Jarrod Murphy, the team’s head of computational fluid dynamics who decided some months ago that he would accept an offer to go to Mercedes GP Petronas. There have been some reports that he was going off to Ferrari but this is not the case. Murphy has been at Enstone since 1996 when he joined the team straight from university. He spent three years working in stress analysis before moving into CFD and has played an important role in the team ever since.