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F1: Aldo Costa to stay at Mercedes AMG

Mercedes AMG Formula 1 team’s director of engineering, Aldo Costa has signed a new contract to remain a key member of the design team of the German team.

Costa accepted to will stay at Mercedes AMG for an additional five years.

The Italian began to work in Formula 1 in 1988 with Minardi.

He moved to Ferrari in 1996 and designed Michael Schumacher’s championship-winning cars. He was fired from the Scuderia in May 2011.

A few months later, he took the job of director of engineering at Mercedes and worked alongside another former Ferrari man, Ross Brawn.