Renowned motorsport mechanic Dickie Stanford has joined United Autosports from Williams as its new Historic Motorsport Project Manager.
United Autosports is co-owned by McLaren CEO Zak Brown and former Le Mans winner Richard Dean and currently competes in the World Endurance Championship and European Le Mans Series.
United Autosports has a vast range of classic cars in under its banner such as the 1970 Can-Am McLaren M8D, 1986 Williams FW11, 1991 Penske PC20 and 2001 McLaren MP4-16A.
Stanford joined Williams’ Formula 1 team in 1985 to become a race mechanic, working on Nigel Mansell’s FW10, and rose through the ranks to take on the role of Team Manager in 1995.
Stanford reduced his workload in 2005 but returned to Williams in 2010 to run its test team before moving across to the Heritage department.
His first trip will be to Portugal this weekend for the Peter Auto Estoril Classic, where the team will run the 1989 Jaguar XJR10 and the 1974 Ford Cologne Capri RS3100 for Brown and IndyCar legend Dario Franchitti.
“I am delighted to be joining United Autosports as Historic Motorsport Project Manager,” said Stanford.
“I am looking forward to working on new and very exciting ongoing historic projects with the team. United Autosports have some of the best examples of F1, IndyCars and sports cars in the world.
“I would like to say thank you to Zak and Richard and the rest of the team at United Autosports for my very warm welcome.”
Brown added: “I’m delighted Dickie has joined the team in our growing historic motorsport department and I’m looking forward to working with him as he brings his experience to the team.”