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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 28 / 16

Ferrari has split with Technical Dir JAMES ALLISON , "following weeks of speculation about his future." On Wednesday, Ferrari announced that Allison's three-year spell at the outfit "was coming to an end." His contract ran until the end of '17. Allison will be replaced with MATTIA BINOTTO , who wi...

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