Jan.15 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Former Ferrari designer Nikolas Tombazis is returning to formula one.

After nine years with the fabled Maranello team, the Greek engineer was ousted amid Ferrari’s wide-ranging team shakeup at the end of 2014.

Also a prominent former McLaren designer, the 47-year-old has now signed up with the newly Mercedes-powered backmarker Manor for 2016.

In a statement, Manor – to also use a Williams gearbox this year – said he will be chief aerodynamicist.

“The team has impressive plans and is investing in all the right areas to achieve its on-track ambitions, so I am very much looking forward to being part of that journey,” said Tombazis.