Tag Archive: James Key

Feb 12

Toro Rosso loses designer Furbatto – report

Furbatto moved to Toro Rosso after a long stint at McLaren

2014-01-27 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - STR9_2Toro Rosso has split with its chief designer Luca Furbatto, the Italian website blogf1.it reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 28

FIA ‘bombarded’ by Lotus nose legality queries

“All the teams are now looking in this direction”

2014-01-24 - Lotus F1 Team E22 2F1′s governing body was “bombarded” with messages from rival teams after Lotus revealed the first photo of its highly-unique nose solution for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 27

Toro Rosso launches 2014 car in Jerez

The STR 9 is the first Scuderia Toro Rosso car to be powered by Renault

2014-01-27 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - STR9_6Two years in the making, the STR9 was revealed today at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit in southern Spain.

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Oct 21

Toro Rosso bemoans mid-year tyre switch

The switch had an aerodynamic effect

2013-06-07_0160Yet another team has claimed its competitiveness in 2013 was affected by Pirelli’s mid-season tyre construction switch. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

Designer Matt Morris leaving Sauber – reports

Apparently after receiving an offer from another team

2012-04-15 - Sauber F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Monisha Kaltenborn - Matt Morris 02Sauber’s chief designer Matt Morris is leaving the Swiss team, according to international media reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Toro Rosso reveals cautious car for 2013

Toro Rosso on Monday unveiled a cautious evolution of its 2012 car for Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne to race this season.

2013-02-04 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - STR8 - Jean-Eric Vergne - Daniel Ricciardo (5)2013-02-04 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - STR8 (3)With a FIA-sanctioned ‘vanity panel’ on the front nose, the new STR8 no longer features the ‘double floor’ of 2012, and the exhaust is notably conventional. “I just wanted to create a sound base rather than get bogged down in details,” technical director James Key, formerly of Sauber, was quoted by Speed Week. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 04

Scuderia Toro Rosso launched the STR8

STR8 away!

2013-02-04 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - STR8 - Jean-Eric Vergne - Daniel Ricciardo (4)2013-02-04 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - STR8 (1)Scuderia Toro Rosso today revealed its new car, the eighth in the team’s history, in the Jerez de la Frontera pit lane, at an event organised by the team’s Spanish sponsor, CEPSA. The wraps were pulled off the STR8 by our unchanged driver line-up of Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne.

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Feb 04

Giorgio Ascanelli, the well-known engineer who last year left his post as Toro Rosso’s technical director, has re-emerged at F1 brake supplier Brembo.

Ascanelli re-emerges at F1 brake supplier Brembo

2011-02-21 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Barcelona - Giorgio Ascanelli - 99016Brembo logoFollowing recent speculation, we reported last month that rumours the 53-year-old Italian is returning to the sport with Ferrari were wide of the mark. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 28

Toro Rosso better than Sauber in some areas – Key

James Key, Toro Rosso’s new technical boss, says the Faenza based team is “superior” to Sauber in some ways.

09 - Scuderia Toro Rosso2011-03-12 - Sauber F1 Team - Barcelona - James KeyBriton Key moved to Red Bull’s second team late last year, replacing Giorgio Ascanelli. He is quoted by Russia’s f1news.ru: “After Force India and Sauber, Toro Rosso is the third team I have worked with. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 23

Heidfeld backs Hulkenberg’s team switch

Nick Heidfeld, a former long-time Sauber driver, has backed countryman Nico Hulkenberg’s move from Force India to the Swiss team for 2013.

2011-07-30 - Lotus Renault GP - Hungary - Nick Heidfeld 022012-06-09_0116Some have criticised the 25-year-old’s move on the basis that Sauber might not be seen as a vastly superior team to Silverstone based Force India. Asked if he thinks Hulkenberg’s move makes sense, Heidfeld told Speed Week: “When you’re not going directly to one of the top teams, it is difficult to know whether you’re making the right decision. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 15

Ascanelli set for F1 return, not with Ferrari – report

Giorgio Ascanelli, the well-known F1 engineer who last year left his post as Toro Rosso’s technical director, is set to return to the sport.

2009-04-17 - Toro Rosso -  Giorgio Ascanelli 2011-02-21 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Barcelona - Giorgio Ascanelli - 99016But Autosprint, the Italian magazine, played down reports the 53-year-old Italian has decided to go back to Ferrari. Ascanelli began his career at Ferrari in the mid 80s, and was Gerhard Berger’s engineer.  He moved to Benetton and McLaren, at the latter team working alongside the great Ayrton Senna. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 06

Toro Rosso appoints James Key as technical director

Key started work at the Faenza facility on Monday 3 September

08 - Scuderia Toro Rosso2010-04-17 - BMW Sauber F1 Team - James Key 02Toro Rosso says Key new technical boss. Toro Rosso finally confirms Ascanelli exit.

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Sep 01

Key to start work at Toro Rosso on Monday – report

James Key will start work at Toro Rosso on Monday morning, Italy’s well-connected Autosprint reports.

2010-04-17 - BMW Sauber F1 Team - James Key 0208 - Scuderia Toro RossoWith the Faenza based team’s technical boss Giorgio Ascanelli going “on holiday” recently, it has been reported that his permanent replacement could be the former Sauber and Force India man Key, a 40-year-old Briton. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Key could arrive at Toro Rosso in September

Daniel Ricciardo has hinted Giorgio Ascanelli’s successor at Toro Rosso could be announced imminently.

2012-07-21 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Jean-Eric Vergne 2.jpg2012-05-12- Spanish Grand Prix - Toro Rosso - Jean-With technical director Ascanelli absent and officially on “holiday” during the most recent German and Hungarian grands prix, we reported on July 21 that his role could be permanently filled by former Sauber man and 40-year-old Briton James Key. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Peter Sauber at Hockenheim said just enough to kindle speculation the Swiss team could team up with German car giant Volkswagen.

Sauber fuels rumours of VW tie-up

2011-01-13_05822012-07-21 - Sauber F1 Team - Germany - Peter Sauber 01When told there are rumours of a possible tie-up between his Hinwil based team and VW, Sauber said: “Indeed it is so.”  Blick newspaper said the common link between Sauber and VW could be Jurgen Hubbert, Mercedes’ former chief.

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Jul 21

Tost fuels Ascanelli exit rumours

Ascanelli to Ferrari, Key to Toro Rosso?

2010-05-08 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Franz Tost  22011-02-21 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Barcelona - Giorgio Ascanelli - 99016Boss Franz Tost at Hockenheim fuelled rumours the team’s technical boss Giorgio Ascanelli has left Toro Rosso. After leaving Faenza, and holidaying in Rimini, Giorgio Ascanelli’s next stop could be Maranello. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 26

Reports link James Key with Ferrari move

James Key could be the next formula one engineer to join F1′s struggling giant Ferrari.

2010-04-17 - BMW Sauber F1 Team - James Key 022012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #2 040Multiple media sources, including the authoritative Italian specialist newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, say the Maranello based team is interested in Key, a 40-year-old Briton. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

Sauber’s Key headed for Le Mans with Lotus

Sauber’s departing technical boss James Key appears headed for Lotus.

2010-04-17 - BMW Sauber F1 Team - James Key 0205 - Lotus F1 TeamOn the eve of its 2012 car launch, the Swiss team announced that it will not replace the departing Briton Key, who has accepted an offer to work in the UK. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 03

Sauber F1 Team reorganises its technical department

The Sauber F1 Team reorganises its technical department

Sauber F1 Team logo2011-03-12 - Sauber F1 Team - Barcelona - James KeyThe design and development of the Formula One car will be led by the department heads for Aerodynamics, Design, Performance and Operations. The present Technical Director, James Key, has decided to leave the company.

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Jan 12

The Sauber F1 Team will pull the covers off its new car for the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship on February 6th

 Presentation Sauber C31-Ferrari on 6th February in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain

Sauber F1 Team logo 2011-10-29 - Sauber F1 Team - India - Beat ZehnderDrivers Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Pérez will unveil the Sauber C31-Ferrari at 11am. Both of them, as well as Team Principal Peter Sauber, CEO Monisha Kaltenborn, Technical Director James Key and reserve driver Esteban Gutiérrez, will be available in press conferences. Read the rest of this entry »

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