F1 » Head ends Williams F1 involvement

Patrick Head quits his position as board member at Williams Grand Prix Engineering

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justin - Unregistered

January 02, 2012 10:55 AM

Probably a few years too late. But at the same time a shame to see someone who has enjoyed so much success go out at a time past his use by date. Hopefully they sign sutil and have a better year this year. I think Williams and sutil are a good match and will relish the new challenge.


January 02, 2012 3:55 PM

Up to last season and as far as I know nobody in F1 used the Hybrid KERS “power” system and that includes Williams who do manufacture a flywheel type of KERS system, which to me means there was an advantage in using the battery type of KERS.
Head's retirement from Williams F1 have nothing to do with his “past his use by date” head is a brilliant engineer, one of the best gearbox specialists around in F1.

flapper123 - Unregistered

January 02, 2012 6:13 PM

Change is something that we all have to deal with, Patrick leaving is just part of that,the team needs to grow and restucture and that is natural progress, his input over the last few years may have been great but fresh input is also required and i'm sure that he knows this.

jj - Unregistered

January 03, 2012 6:10 AM

Flapper is right. We will always be nostalgic for the old days (Senna, Prost, Hunt, etc), but this is an ever changing sports and eventually young blood will have to come in. I grew up in the 90s watching Williams just dominate and have been a fan ever since, but watching this painful decline since BMW left them has been sad. If I remember reading, PH actual "step down" from technical director was also where he was no longer involved in daily ops, so he has been a background player for a while now. PH will be missed and I hope the new crew will bring the team some much needed glory again. I wonder where FW is with all this.

Mr Know it All - Unregistered

January 03, 2012 5:46 PM

Shame as what he did up until the late 90's was so good. Since then his Tech department has been crap and he sadly didnt know when to pass over the reigns. I thank him for all he did, making some beauuuuuutiful F1 cars and we will leave it as that. I hope he props a bar up in some boozer in London where old fans can go in and get drunk with him and rant on about the glorious turbo era

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