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Patrick Head steps down from Williams F1 // The Williams stalwart waves goodbye to Formula One

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Williams have released a statement today confirming that Director of Engineering Patrick Head will no longer be on the Board of Directors of Williams Grand Prix Holdings. The PLC runs Williams F1, which Head co-founded with Frank Williams in the 1970s. Head will continue to be part of the board of Williams Hybrid Power, moving his attention from Formula One to the future of hybrid technology.

Frank Williams has commented on the departure of his close friend and colleague, saying: “Patrick and I have been in partnership for 34 years. During that time, he has been the leader of the technical team that has won the majority of our race wins and championships. This is a remarkable legacy and one which will be treasured and definitely not forgotten.”

Patrick had already said he would take a step back in 2012, as the team restructures to try and rebound from the worst season in their history. With the new technical team led by Mike Coughlan, Head decided it was time to move on.