Sauber not replacing departed tech boss Key

Feb.4 (GMM) Sauber's technical director James Key has left the Swiss team.

Monisha Kaltenborn, Managing director Sauber F1 Team, Sergio Perez, Sauber F1 Team, Peter Sauber, Sauber F1 Team, Team Principal, Kamui Kobayashi, Sauber F1 Team, James Key, Technical Director, Sauber F1 Team
Monisha Kaltenborn, Managing director Sauber F1 Team, Sergio Perez, Sauber F1 Team, Peter Sauber, Sauber F1 Team, Team Principal, Kamui Kobayashi, Sauber F1 Team, James Key, Technical Director, Sauber F1 Team

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In a media statement, the Ferrari-powered outfit said Key, a Briton who switched from Force India in 2010, has accepted an unspecified "new role" in his native UK.

Sauber's design and development will now be handled by "the department heads for aerodynamics, design, performance and operations", the team added.

"We would like to thank him (Key) for his efforts and wish him all the best for his future," said boss Peter Sauber.

Sauber said operating without a technical director "has proved to work well at other racing outfits".

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Peter Sauber , Kamui Kobayashi , Sergio Perez
Teams Ferrari , Sauber , Force India
Tags james key, sauber