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Toro Rosso confirmed James Key as new technical director



Following technical director Giorgio Ascanelli exit from Toro Rosso, the Red Bull sister team confirmed that the former Sauber man James Key as new technical director of the team for future season.

Toro Rosso tech director Giorgio Ascanelli’s resignation rumours early released on media, finally he leave from the team after five year service.

“We have sown the seeds for a successful future and I think the team challenge is now to gain a stable presence in the upper mid-field,” the Italian said in a statement.

“Even after a few days, I have sensed from everyone I have dealt with an enthusiasm to move the team forward,” Key said.

“There are clear opportunities coming up through regulation changes and we intend to look not only at the long term, but the short term too.

“We will be studying the team’s working practices, throughout all the departments, while looking to see which areas need further strengthening. Our aim has to be to move the team up a level in terms of its position within the F1 hierarchy.

“Next year’s car project is already well under way and it seems to be going in the right direction and now we have a few months left to ensure it is a step forward from this year’s car.”
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