Autosport.com Ferrari has signed Hirohide Hamashima, the former director of Bridgestone's tyre development, to head up its department dealing with the interaction between car and tyres. It is believed Hamashima will start from today and will report directly to Pat Fry. Speaking at the annual Wrooom Ducati and Ferrari media event at Madonna di Campiglio, team principal Stefano Domenicali said he was looking forward to Hamashima's contribution in a department in which Ferrari struggled during 2011. "He will give his contribution to the development of the car and the issue of tyres," Domenicali confirmed, "as this was an issue where last year we suffered in some conditions." Seems like Ferrari really has analyzed everything and really shaken up the team by signing and letting people go. But who can blame them, it´s been 4 years since their last Championship.