Ferrari has denied that Nicholas Tombazis is being replaced.

Ferrari has denied that Nicholas Tombazis is being replaced.

Athens born Tombazis has been the Italian team's chief designer since joining from McLaren in 2006.

But it emerged this week that Ferrari has signed McLaren's joint chief engineer Pat Fry to work alongside technical director Aldo Costa beginning next week.

A Ferrari spokesman, however, told Germany's Auto Motor und Sport that Briton Fry will "complement" rather than "replace" the existing structure.

Nonetheless, it has been rumoured that Tombazis could be set to switch to Mercedes, but boss Ross Brawn said he is "not interested".

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