(born January 14, 1972) is a British engineer who works in Formula One
Formula One career
Key joined Jordan Grand Prix
in 1998 spending several years as a Data Engineer, then became Race Engineer for Takuma Sato
. Following a year in the Wind Tunnel he transferred to the Vehicle Dynamics department, eventually becoming the department head during the team's final few seasons as Jordan Grand Prix.
Shortly after the team's ownership transferred to MF1 Racing
, he became Technical Director during the 2005
following a brief period as Technical Co-ordinator. He was one of the youngest Technical Directors of a Formula One team, at the age of 33 years, along with Sam Michael
(born in 1971) who became the technical director of the Williams
F1 team at the age of 33 during the 2004 season
. Key retained his position during the team's transition through Spyker F1
to Force India F1
In April 2010 he left Force India to join the Sauber
team, replacing Willy Rampf
as Technical Director.