Williams Martini Racing has confirmed that McLaren’s Dave Redding will join up with the team on July 17 following the British Grand Prix.
Redding announced back in February that he would be leaving McLaren after 17 years to join Williams as team manager, with a view to taking over from sporting manager Steve Nielsen.
After a period of handover at McLaren, Redding will now complete his move to Williams next month, with Nielsen set to leave the team at the end of July.
“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,” Redding said.
“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.”
Williams chief technical officer Paddy Lowe added: “Firstly, I must thank Steve for his hard work and dedication since joining Williams in 2014. 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 18 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.”