James Allison and the Ferrari F1 team have mutually agreed to part ways after a three year tenure with the Prancing Horse. In a statement from the team principal, Maurizio Arrivabene said, "The Team would like to thank James for his commitment and sacrifice during the time spent together, and wishes him success and serenity for his future endeavors." Allison is widely regarded as one of the best technical directors in the business and played a significant role in helping restore Ferrari back to competitive racing after a dismal 2014 title campaign. However, Allison has spent a significant time away from Formula One this year after the tragic and sudden passing of his wife earlier this year, which has understandably consumed the vast majority of his time and is far more important than the confines of sport. Allison also made a statement thanking Ferrari for his time at the team and wishing them future success. "During the years I spent at Ferrari, at two different stages and covering different roles, I could get to know and appreciate the value of the team and of the people, women and men, which are part of it. I want to thank them all for the great professional and human experience we shared. I wish everybody a happy future with lots of success." We here at RaceDepartment would like to wish James Allison and the rest of his family all the best in what must be an extremely difficult time, and that someday we see his talents applied to a Formula One car again in future.