McLaren’s long-standing (and recently departed) Chief Engineer, Pat Fry, is headed to Ferrari, it has been confirmed.

It emerged last month that the 46-year-old had left the Woking-based team for a destination and reasons unknown. Well now we know!

Fry, who joined McLaren from Benetton in 1993, shared the team’s chief engineering duties with Tim Goss, and he was also in charge of the 2011 car project.

Typically when key figures shift from one team to another they are subject to a period of ‘gardening leave’ while between employers, but the Italian media is of the belief that Fry will have some impact on the 2011 Ferrari car.

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