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Steve Nielsen

Steve Nielsen (born 2 July 1964) is a British engineer recruited by the Williams Formula One team for the 2015 season.

Formula One career


Nielsen's introduction to Formula One came as a truck driver for a Formula One catering company.[1] In 1986, he joined Lotus' test team,[1] before running their Spares department. In 1991, he moved to Tyrrell in the same role before being appointed assistant team manager in 1994.[1] In the next five years he moved to Benetton, back to Tyrrell, to Honda, then Arrows, before moving back to Benetton, where he spent almost a decade as Sporting Director, including the team's transitions to Renault F1 and Lotus Renault GP.[1]


After spending 2012 as Sporting Director at Caterham, Nielsen joined Scuderia Toro Rosso at the start of the 2013 season.[2] On 15 December 2014, Williams announced that Nielsen had joined the team as Sporting Director.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d "Steve Nielsen". Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "F1 : Caterham Formula 1 team sporting director Steve Nielsen moves over to STR". F1SA. 17 January 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Steve Nielsen Appointed as Sporting Manager". Williams Martini Racing. 15 December 2014. Retrieved 17 December 2014.