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Key set for Toro Rosso position

Reports suggest James Key will join Toro Rosso next month as replacement to Giorgio Ascanelli
James Key is set to start work with Toro Rosso at the end of the month as the replacement for Giorgio Ascanelli, according to reports.

Speculation about Ascanelli's future with the team started last month when he wasn't present for the German Grand Prix, with team boss Franz Tost insisting at the time that the technical director was away on holiday.

Although Ascanelli's departure has yet to be officially confirmed by the team, paddock speculation has suggested that Key is being lined up to replace him, having quit his role with the Sauber team earlier this year.

Key has since been working on the new Lotus LMP2 car being developed by Colin Kolles' Kodewa outfit but according to respected F1 reporter Joe Saward, the former Sauber technical director will start work at Toro Rosso on 1 September.

Ascanelli meanwhile has been linked with a possible move to Ferrari once free from his Toro Rosso contract.




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James Key, Sauber F1 launch, Valencia, 2011 [pic credit: Sauber Media]
26.07.2014- Qualifying, Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9 and Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB10
26.07.2014- Qualifying, Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9
26.07.2014- Qualifying, Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9
26.07.2014- Qualifying, Esteban Gutierrez (MEX), Sauber F1 Team C33 and Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams F1 Team FW36
26.07.2014- Free Practice 3, Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams F1 Team FW36 and Adrian Sutil (GER) Sauber F1 Team C33
26.07.2014- Free Practice 3, Romain Grosjean (FRA) Lotus F1 Team E22 and Esteban Gutierrez (MEX), Sauber F1 Team C33
26.07.2014- Free Practice 3, Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9
26.07.2014- Free Practice 3, Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9
26.07.2014- Free Practice 3, Adrian Sutil (GER) Sauber F1 Team C33
26.07.2014- Free Practice 3, Adrian Sutil (GER) Sauber F1 Team C33
26.07.2014- Free Practice 3, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB10 and Esteban Gutierrez (MEX), Sauber F1 Team C33
26.07.2014- Free Practice 3, Esteban Gutierrez (MEX), Sauber F1 Team C33
26.07.2014- Free Practice 3, Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9
26.07.2014- Free Practice 3, Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9
26.07.2014- Free Practice 3, Adrian Sutil (GER) Sauber F1 Team C33
26.07.2014- Free Practice 3, Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9
26.07.2014- Free Practice 3, Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9

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LJ - Unregistered

August 23, 2012 3:58 AM

I kinda wish he had stayed with Sauber, as I fear he was a big reason behind there upturn in form this year. Even if he does start with Torro Rosso, I wouldn't expect him to effect any changes until next season.



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