Williams appoints Dave Redding to role of team manager

Dave Redding will join the Williams team after the British Grand Prix in the role of team manager where he will be responsible for the "overall management of the operational and sporting aspects" of the outfit.

Redding previously held the same role at McLaren and has done since 2009 after joining the team as a systems engineer in 2001. Prior to that he held positions at Jaguar, Stewart and Benetton.

He now joins Williams, replacing current sporting director Steve Nielsen, who will leave the team on July 31.

"Firstly, I must thank Steve for his hard work and dedication since joining Williams in 2014," commented chief technical officer Paddy Lowe. "He has done a brilliant job in restructuring the race team and particularly in driving the impressive pitstop 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," he added. "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."

Redding added: "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.

"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."