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Ferrari fires aerodynamic boss Iley

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Jul.22 (GMM) Ferrari has dismissed its head of aerodynamics and wind tunnel John Iley, Italy's La Gazzetta dello Sport reported on Wednesday.

The specialist newspaper said it is the lack of competitiveness of this year's F60 that moved the famous Maranello team to oust the Briton, and that the removal of other key staff cannot be ruled out.

La Gazzetta said a "serious" mistake in the area of the aerodynamics has been identified as the root of the 2009 car's problems.

41-year-old Iley, who joined Ferrari from Renault in 2004, reportedly reached an agreement with the team after the German grand prix for an immediate departure.

It has been agreed that he will not join a rival team for at least six months, but is already being linked with a return to working with former Ferrari technical director Ross Brawn.

Iley's responsibilities for the time being have been taken over by Nicholas Tombazis.

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