Nick Goozee, Managing Director of Penske Cars, Ltd., announced that Nigel Beresford has been named Technical Director of the company.

In his new role, Beresford will be responsible for overseeing diverse engineering projects involving Penske Racing and Penske Cars, and liasing with the team's technical partners.

Beresford, 44, first joined Penske Racing in 1992 when he worked as race engineer for Rick Mears. During the 1993 and 1994 seasons he worked as race engineer for Paul Tracy scoring eight wins and six poles. When Tracy left the team at the end of the 1994 season, Beresford moved back to England and resumed his Formula One career with Team Tyrrell.

Beresford returned to Marlboro Team Penske in 1996 and was named Head of Engineering at Penske Cars, Ltd. at the start of the 1997 season.

Prior to joining Penske, Beresford had worked for the Tyrrell Formula One Team since 1986 under the direction of Dr. Harvey Postlethwaite. Initially employed as a design engineer, he also spent a period managing the wind tunnel testing program before becoming race engineer for Jonathan Palmer in 1989.

He was transferred to Jean Alesi's car for 1990 (scoring second places in Phoenix and Monaco) and worked with Stefano Modena in 1991 (placing second at the Canadian Grand Prix). When he returned to Tyrrell in 1995, he was named Operations Manager, responsible for the preparation and durability of the racecars for the two-car team.