James Key – Technical Director of Alfa Romeo

On September 1, James Key takes over as technical director of the Alfa Romeo team, replacing Jan Monchaux.

Kee’s invitation is the next step towards moving to factory team status in 2026, in line with the strategy developed by Sauber Group chief Andreas Seidl at the start of the year.

Key already worked at Hinwil from 2010 to 2012 as Sauber’s technical director, where he led the development of the C31 and achieved four podium finishes ahead of Sergio Pérez and Kamui Kobayashi.

Andreas Seidl, Executive Director of the Sauber Group: “I am delighted to be bringing James back home to Hinvil. He will determine the future of this team with us.

Since his departure, the team has changed a lot, but it has kept the same drive, the same focus on success, that previously contributed to success. I am confident that together with this very talented and dedicated team we can continue to grow.

The appointment of James is a big step in this journey as he brings a wealth of experience in our sport, not only as Technical Director, but also in various other roles within the team’s technical organization. He will lead the transformation of the engineering department and set the direction for future challenges.

I would also like to thank Jan for his valuable contribution in bringing Sauber to where it is today, following our most successful season in over a decade, moving up to sixth in the Constructors’ Championship.”

James Key: “I am happy to be back in Hinwil to work with old and new colleagues at Sauber – I have very fond memories of working there before. I look forward to leading the team’s coaching staff through one of the most important stages in its long history, at a time when a new and exciting future awaits us.

We have a huge amount of work to do, but I am sure that every member of the Hinwil team will show the dedication, determination and determination to succeed in taking us to the top. We know this will take time, effort and perseverance, and the dividends from this work will not be received for another two years, but we have a plan in which we will act.

Source: F1 News

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