McLaren’s makeover goes on as longtime team manager Dave Redding has been released to join Williams for a new office.
Redding started at McLaren as number one mechanic back in1995 before leaving to Stewart Grand Prix team. He made his return in 2000 in the engineering department, climbing his way to the role team manager following a term as head of race operations.
Paul James will now replace him while Andrea Stella, the head of race operations, will also undertake the task of dealing with the FIA.
“We can confirm that David Redding is leaving McLaren Racing,” a spokesman told Motorsport.com.
“He will be replaced by Paul James, who will become Team Manager, with a focus on the operational and managerial nature of the role.
“Our Head of Race Operations, Andrea Stella, will assume some of the role’s sporting responsibilities and engagement with the FIA.
“Kari Lammenranta will replace Paul as our new Chief Race Mechanic.”
by Beatrice Zamuner