Ferrari poaching McLaren's Fry 'wise' - Verstappen

Ferrari is "wise" to have poached an experienced engineer from McLaren, according to former Grand Prix driver Jos Verstappen. Briton Pat Fry, McLaren's former joint chief engineer who was with the Woking team for 17 years and recently working on...

Ferrari is "wise" to have poached an experienced engineer from McLaren, according to former Grand Prix driver Jos Verstappen.

Briton Pat Fry, McLaren's former joint chief engineer who was with the Woking team for 17 years and recently working on the 2011 car, will start his new role at Ferrari next week as assistant technical director.

"Getting Pat Fry is a wise move," Verstappen wrote in a column for the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.

"Like last season, you could say again that Ferrari's performance has not been good enough.

"It is not the drivers' fault -- in particular, I estimate Alonso very highly.

"But in recent years Ferrari has lot some very important people and I think they are still affected by that," he added.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jos Verstappen
Teams Ferrari , McLaren