Williams appoints Steve Nielsen as sporting manager

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Williams Martini Racing adds to its depth with the signing of Steve Nielsen, a nearly 30-plus year industry veteran, as the team’s new Sporting Manager.

Nielsen joins the team after working previously as Scuderia Toro Rosso’s Sporting Director.

Over his 27 years in Formula One, he has also served as Team Manager at Tyrrell, Honda and Arrows, and Sporting Director at Benetton/Renault and Caterham.

“I’m delighted to be joining a team of Williams’ history and stature in what is a very exciting time for everyone at Grove after a very impressive 2014 season,” he said in a release.

“In this role I will be able to help ensure that our operations at the race track are maintaining the highest standards and that we are maximising our performance at the race track from a sporting perspective. Williams’ has a very talented team of people and I’m looking forward to working with them.”