Formula One: Former McLaren team manager joins Williams

Williams' Canadian driver Lance Stroll steers his car during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, June 25, 2017.
Williams' Canadian driver Lance Stroll steers his car during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, June 25, 2017.PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (REUTERS) – Former McLaren team manager Dave Redding, a 30-year Formula One veteran, is joining Williams in the same role after next month’s British Grand Prix.

He replaces Steve Nielsen, who will be leaving the former world champions at the end of July.

“I’m sure Dave will fit in well,” said chief technical officer Paddy Lowe, who worked with Redding at McLaren and joined Williams from champions Mercedes in March.

Williams are fifth in the championship, with Canadian Lance Stroll on the podium in Azerbaijan last weekend, while McLaren are last.