Sauber denies Key dismissal rumours
31 March 2011 – Peter Sauber has quickly denied that Technical Director James Key has been dismissed following the recent mix-up which resulted in double disqualification from the Australian Grand Prix. Such word has circulated the internet this week, despite Key himself having explained the situation via team press release.
With the rear wings of both Sergio Pérez and Kamui Kobayashi deemed illegal, the team lost its ten points for seventh and eighth places, with Key then stating that, “We have already put measures in place to ensure that nothing of this kind occurs again in the future.”
It has since been revealed that human error in the team’s factory resulted in the wrong batch of wings being used. Furthermore, hearsay now dictates that Key has lost his job within the team – gossip which Sauber strongly denies.
“The message is clear. There are no layoffs,” Team Principal Sauber told Swiss publication Blick.