Ferrari has had a slight switch around in its management in recent days with the appointment of Antonello Coletta as the new Sporting Activities Director. He will report to Stefano Domenicali and the role seems to be similar to what other teams might called Chief Operating Officer. He will work alongside Technical Director James Allison, Engineering Director Pat Fry, Engine and Electronics Director Luca Marmorini and Production Director Corrado Lanzone, taking some of the administrative strain off Domenicali.
The 47-year-old Roman has been involved in the sport since 1991 when he started out with the Forti Corse team in Formula 3 and Formula 3000. Two years later he joined Peugeot Italy as Sporting Director and moved on to Alfa Romeo in 1995. He joined Ferrari in 1997 as the coordinator of the Ferrari Challenge and then in 2003 was put in charge of the Ferrari Corse Clienti department, overseeing customer racing activities. This role has now been expanded to include F1 as well.