MILAN, April 13 Ferrari team manager Luca
Baldisserriwill not attend Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix and his
track responsibilities have been handed to engineer Chris Dyer,
the struggling world champions said on Monday.
Ferrari are without a point after the first two races of the
season and Baldisserri, criticised in the Italian media for his
decision-making at the Malaysian Grand Prix earlier this month,
will stay behind to work in the factory.
He will be part of a working group which will try out new
technologies aimed at closing the gap with innovative
championship leaders Brawn GP.
"A crucial element of this group is Luca Baldisserri. The
Scuderia Team Manager will follow the single-seater's
development step by step, while his role at the track will be
covered by Chris Dyer," a Ferrari statement said.
Brawn, along with Toyota and Williams, have used diffusers
this season which other teams have said are against the rules.
The Court of Appeal of the governing International
Automobile Federation (FIA) will meet in Paris on Tuesday to
discuss the appeal presented by Ferrari, Renault, Red Bull and
BMW-Sauber against the decisions of race stewards in Australia
and Malaysia who said the diffusers were legal.
(Reporting by Mark Meadows; Editing by Sonia Oxley; To query or
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