McLaren confirms start date for James Key

22-02-2019 14:20
by Jake Williams-Smith
F1 News
McLaren confirms start date for James Key

McLaren has announced that James Key will officially join the team as technical director on March 25th 2019. 

The team had been embroiled in a dispute with Key's former team Toro Rosso over his contract with the team. McLaren confirmed in a statement that an agreement had been reached between both teams and that Key would be released from his current contract before its expiry.

"McLaren Racing and Scuderia Toro Rosso confirm they have reached an agreement to settle the position of Mr James Key, who will be released by Scuderia Toro Rosso prior to the end of his existing contract arrangement on 23 March 2019.

James will begin his role as Technical Director, McLaren F1, on 25 March 2019."

McLaren had announced in 2018 that they had signed Key but negotiations between both parties were ongoing. His arrival to the British team is another signing in the restructuring of the running of the Formula One team as they seek to recover from a period of disappointment and underperformance.

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