The former Toro Rosso technical leader was signed up by McLaren last yr, but had been only discharged out of his contract recently following long talks regarding his arrangement.
Having finally started work earlier this past week, McLaren has elected to pull him right into action, therefore he’ll be within Bahrain this weekend.
McLaren driver Carlos Sainz, who worked with Key in Toro Rosso, said he had already had an extended conversation with him.
“He started this week I was in the mill also with him. I had a simulator session and he was part of this debrief session, and we all started discussing.
“He has started meeting a lot of fresh names, like that I had to match at the close of last year, and he’s a fantastic asset to this team.
“I’ve a fantastic partnership with James out of our Toro Rosso days therefore it’s great to see an old friend in a fresh environment. Therefore he is going to be a wonderful asset I presume. ”
Sainz was clear, but that Key’s impact will probably only be sensed in 2020.
“That learning process will give him a good baseline for the this past year. This year it’s difficult for him to possess any sort of influence since he has only arrived ostensibly. ”