- Former Williams F1 Team Manager joins United Autosports
- Stanford to join already established historics motorsport department
- Expansion of historic racing and restoration department for British team
United Autosports are delighted to announce that Dickie Stanford has joined the team as Historic Motorsport Project Manager.
The Former Williams F1 mechanic turned Team Manager, joins United Autosports’ expanding historic motorsport department, working closely alongside long-term United Autosports engineer, Paul Haigh.
Dickie began his motorsport career running a Formula Ford team, before moving to work in Formula Three and eventually joining the Ralt Formula Two team. In 1985, Dickie joined Williams as race mechanic to Nigel Mansell. In 1990, he was promoted to chief mechanic, before becoming Team Manager in 1995. Most recently, Dickie was general manager of Williams Heritage and was responsible for all the team’s and customer’s historic race cars.
In his new role at United Autosports, Dickie will manage car restoration projects for United’s customers, while also travelling to various race events as part of the United historics race team. His first trip will be to Portugal this weekend for the Peter Auto Estoril Classic, where the team will run the 1989 Jaguar XJR10 and the 1974 Ford Cologne Capri RS3100 for Zak Brown and Dario Franchitti.
Dickie Stanford, Historic Motorsport Project Manager, United Autosports:
“I am delighted to be joining United Autosports as Historic Motorsport Project Manager and I am looking forward to working on new and very exciting ongoing historic projects with the team. United Autosports have some of the best examples of F1, Indy cars and sports cars in the world. I would like to say thank you to Zak and Richard and the rest of the team at United Autosports for my very warm welcome.”
Zak Brown, Team Owner and Chairman, United Autosports:
“I’m delighted Dickie has joined the team in our growing historics motorsport department and I’m looking forward to working with him as he brings his experience to the team.”
Richard Dean, Team Owner and Managing Director, United Autosports:
“Welcoming Dickie into the team will be fantastic for us as he has a lot of experience in the historics motorsport world. He will fit in with our team well too so I’m looking forward to him joining Flower [Paul Haigh] and the rest of the team here. The timing is just right for us as we look to expand our historics motorsport department at United.”