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Patrick Head Steps Down from Williams Board

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Patrick Head - Photo Credit: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic

Patrick Head - Photo Credit: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic


Patrick Head, Director of Engineering and co-founder of the Williams F1 team, has today stepped-down from the Board of Directors of Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC.

Head will continue in his role as a Board Director of Williams Hybrid Power Limited, a subsidiary of the company that develops and produces hybrid technology, but now has no role within the F1 team.

In a statement, the company wished him well in his future activities and said that it ‘remains indebted for his service to Williams F1 over the past 34 years’.

Fellow co-founder and Williams team principal Sir Frank Williams who, with Head, masterminded 113 grand prix victories and secured nine Constructors’ and seven Drivers’ world Championships, thanks his colleague.

“Patrick and I have been in partnership for 34 years,” he commented. “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 is a very straightforward, hard working and truly gifted engineer who comfortably operates at a world class level. I will miss him very much, as I am sure his colleagues will, and he will always be welcome at Grove. Indeed, Patrick will still be seen around the factory as he continues to be involved in the development of our hybrid power activities.”

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