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Sauber confirm departure of technical lead James Key // A reshuffle takes place as Key leaves to return to the UK

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Sauber confirm departure of technical lead James Key
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The Sauber team have announced that technical director James Key is to leave the squad, heading for another job in the UK. Based in Hinwil, Switzerland up until this point, Key has handed over development of the 2012 car to the remaining technical team, saying: “I’ve enjoyed the past two years working at Sauber. It’s been a very instense and interesting time, in which we had to manage the transition from a much larger team to a smaller one, and everybody handled that very well.”

Key hasn’t announced where his new job is, but it’s unfortunate timing for Sauber, as they head into a new season. Peter Sauber said: “A qualified team shares the overall technical responsibility. This structure has proved to work well at other racing outfits. Over a period of almost two years, James has accomplished a lot for our team. We would like to thank him for his efforts, and wish him all the best for his future.”