Helmut Marko about James Key and the STR14.
Helmut Marko explains: "It was Mateschitz 'job to create synergies, it's not possible that we have almost the same technical team in Faenza as in Milton Keynes in terms of number of people, then we worked out concepts not fully implemented to this day. "
To use these synergies so consistently is a course that was not supported by Key.
"It can not be that we have almost the same technical team in Faenza as in Milton Keynes." Helmut Marko
"One factor was that James Key was not so happy with these concepts, all in all the solution we wanted was finally there, and that was easier without James Key."
The location of Faenza, which has been expanded and modernized over the past few years, will not be upgraded in importance as a result of this rapprochement between Red Bull and Toro Rosso. And because Newey, at least to the outside, has not communicated a withdrawal date, Key may not have seen a medium-term perspective for himself.
Toro Rosso, on the other hand, did not want to afford an expensive technical director if the car came from Milton Keynes to a large extent anyway. Just recently, three trucks were at the door in Faenza, with parts of the RB14 from the UK. Toro Rosso is currently building the 2019 car out of it.
A technical director with his own technical concepts is not required for this budget-friendly way of doing Formula 1 with Toro Rosso. "The position will not be filled," explains Marko. "The technical director in this sense is no longer necessary because the concept of Red Bull Racing comes."
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