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“F1: Williams recruit Simon Roberts from McLaren”

May 11, 2020

Simon Roberts will join Williams Racing from June 1st as Managing Director of their F1 programme.

Welcoming Simon Roberts to the team, Deputy Team Principal Claire Williams said, “Simon will bring enormous experience and knowledge to the Williams team, and we are delighted that he is joining us when we head back to work after this long enforced F1 shutdown.”

Previously the Chief Operations Officer of McLaren’s F1 programme, Roberts will takes responsibility for the team’s technical, operational and planning functions, reporting to CEO Mike O’Driscoll.
Roberts also enjoyed experience with Force India (now Racing Point F1 Team) as Chief Operations Officer, as well as a additional stint with McLaren as Operations and General Manager, which he joined in 2003 from Alstom Group.

Williams added, “[Roberts] will lead a highly talented team that’s looking forward to designing & developing the next generation of Williams F1 cars.” Roberts has also previously had broader engineering positions in the car industry, having previously had roles with BMW/Rover & Perkins Engineering.

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