Seidl’s move to was announced last month, but the team did not reveal his start date at that point.

It has now specified that he will commence work at from May 1, just after the .

chief executive said the team was “delighted” with when Seidl would be able to complete his move.

“This enables us to continue the momentum of our recovery plan and we’re looking forward to welcoming him to ,” Brown added.

Seidl has previous F1 experience from and , and led the latter’s DTM return before his switch to .

He is one of two high-profile signings has so far made as it revamps its technical line-up in a bid to turn its recent poor form around.

Former technical director is also moving to .

Though Key is expected to arrive during the 2019 season, the timing of his switch has been complicated by ’s parent company ’s reluctance to release him early..