Williams confirms new role for Stanford
6 May 2014 – Dickie Stanford has been appointed to the position of General Manager for Williams Heritage, a new division overseeing the maintenance and public demonstration of the team's historic Formula 1 machines.
Stanford joined the Grove-based outfit as a mechanic to Nigel Mansell in 1985, climbing the ranks to Chief Mechanic, before becoming Team Manager in 1995.
He held the aforementioned role for 10 years, before taking a break to spend more time with his family. And after returning in 2010 for another short stint, he opted earlier this year to step back to a factory-based role.
In his new role, Stanford will oversee the group of mechanics preparing past Williams racing cars.
"I have a lot of passion for the company and its heritage and the opportunity to take charge of our historic car programme is too good to turn down," said Stanford, who is to report to Jonathan Williams.
"With the formation of Williams Heritage as a distinct division within Williams, we will be well placed to ensure that our legendary cars continue to be well looked after and showcased to Formula 1 fans for many years to come."