James Robert Key (born January 14, 1972) is a Formula One engineer and Technical Director who has worked for many teams. In 1998, he joined Jordan, spending several years as a data engineer, then became race engineer for Takuma Sato.
Shortly after the team's ownership transferred to MF1 Racing, Key became the team's Technical Director during the 2005 season following a brief period as Technical Co-ordinator. He was one of the youngest Technical Directors of a Formula One team, at the age of 33 years, along with Sam Michael (born in 1971)
In 2010, Key moved to Sauber, replacing Willy Rampf as Technical Director. He remained there for almost two years, before leaving in February 2012 to accept an undisclosed offer with one of the British-based teams.
Career History[edit | edit source]
|1998-2005||Jordan Grand Prix||Data Engineer|
|2006||Midland F1 Racing||Technical Director|
|2007||Spyker F1||Technical Director|
|2008-2010||Force India||Technical Director|
|2012-present||Scuderia Toro Rosso||Technical Director|
|V T E||Scuderia Toro Rosso|
10. Pierre Gasly · 26. Daniil Kvyat
Franz Tost · Alex Hitzinger · James Key · Dietrich Mateschitz
Jaime Alguersuari · Sébastien Buemi · Sébastien Bourdais · Sebastian Vettel · Scott Speed · Vitantonio Liuzzi · Daniel Ricciardo · Jean-Éric Vergne · Max Verstappen · Carlos Sainz, Jr. · Brendon Hartley · Alexander Albon
STR1 · STR2 · STR2B · STR3 · STR4 · STR5 · STR6 · STR7 · STR8 · STR9 · STR10 · STR11 · STR12 · STR13