Nikolas Tombazis is the Scuderia’s Chief Designer. Born in Athens on 22nd April 1968 he graduated with a degree in engineering in 1989 at the Trinity College in Cambridge, followed by a PhD in aeronautical engineering at the Imperial College London in 1992.
In November ’92 ha became aerodynamicist at the Benetton Formula 1 team and was promoted to Head of Aerodynamics in 1994. Three years later he came to the Scuderia Ferrari, where, in 1998, he became Head of Aerodynamics and CFD.
In 2004 he went back to England, to work with McLaren, where he started working in a similar position and being promoted to Head of Planning.
In March 2006 he was back at Ferrari, this time as Chief Designer. Nikolas lives in Castelnuovo Rangone (Modena) together with his wife and three children.