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With Kimi Raikkonen taking Felipe Massa's seat at Ferrari and Massa potentially taking Kimi's old drive at Lotus, there has also been another job swap confirmed in the paddock.

Coincidentally it also involves Ferrari and Lotus.

Earlier this season Lotus' technical director James Allison left Lotus for Ferrari and now Lotus' head of aerodynamics Dirk De Beer has also followed him to Italy.

The South African concluded a deal to make the move from Lotus to Ferrari months ago and despite handing in his resignation a few weeks ago, on the request of Lotus he has remained to continue work on their new 2014 car.

He may be leaving for the opposition and taking all of their secrets with him, but he was seen as so instrumental to their progress that they decided they were still better off with him than without him.

He is expected to start work at Maranello on October 1st.

Lotus will replace Dirk De Beer as head of aerodynamics with Nicolas Hennel who makes the move the other way from Ferrari.

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Writer: Red5 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday September 17 2013

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