Williams Martini Racing has announced that Dave Redding, the former Team Manager of the McLaren F1 Team, will join the team in the same role, starting from 17 July.
Redding, who has also worked for the Jaguar, Stewart and Benetton teams as part of more than three decades of working in Formula 1, will be responsible for the overall management of the operational and sporting aspects of the Grove-based team.
“Having been involved in motorsport for 30 years, I know that Williams is a great racing team, and one that I am extremely excited, and privileged to be joining,” said Redding.
“I already know and respect many of the team members, and I can’t wait to start work at Grove, and to be an integral part of an exciting future for the team.”
Whereas Redding is arriving, the team have announced that their current Sporting Manager, Steve Nielsen, will be leaving the team at the end of July, and Paddy Lowe has laid praise on both the outgoing and incoming staff members.
“Firstly, I must thank Steve for his hard work and dedication since joining Williams in 2014,” said Lowe. “He has done a brilliant job in restructuring the race team and particularly in driving the impressive pit stop performances we have shown in the last eighteen months.
“From a personal perspective it has been a great pleasure to work together since I started here in March. We all wish him the very best for the future.
“I am also delighted to welcome Dave to the Williams team. Dave brings an exceptional level of Formula One racing knowledge and experience. Since joining, I have seen first-hand the talented individuals we have in the race team at Williams.
“I’m sure Dave will fit in well and be able to provide the operational and sporting leadership necessary to not only maintain our current high standards, but to build even further on all aspects of our race team performance in the future.”