ROKiT Williams Racing announces on Monday that they have appointed former McLaren Chief Operations Officer Simon Roberts to the newly created position of Managing Director F1. Roberts will overall responsibility for F1 Teachnical aswell as operation and planning functions he will report to Williams CEO Mike O’Driscoll and will begin work with the team on June 1.

Speaking about the imminent arrival of Roberts, ROKiT Williams 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. He will lead a highly talented team that’s looking forward to designing and developing the next generation of Williams F1 cars.

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