Williams has called on co-founder Sir Patrick Head to help its engineering department by taking on a consultancy role, returning to the team for the first time since 2011.

The iconic team leader oversaw Williams during its charge to seven Formula 1 world drivers’ titles and nine constructors’ crowns as technical chief before leaving the team in an official capacity in 2011 while remaining involved as a shareholder.

After a disaster start to 2019 for Williams, following a torrid previous F1 season finishing bottom of the world constructors’ standings, the British team has also lost key technical bosses from its setup.

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With Rob Smedley leaving the team at the end of last year, Paddy Lowe has taken a leave of absence for personal reasons which followed a late start to pre-season testing.

Williams missed a filming day and had to sit out the first two-and-a-half days of F1 testing due to delays in its building of its FW42 2019 F1 car.

With Williams looking to turnaround its fortunes, Formula1.com has reported Head will return in a technical consultancy role to try to help the team following a tough start to 2019.

Speaking during the Bahrain Grand Prix build-up, both drivers remain upbeat solutions can be found to its technical problems with its FW42 with George Russell conceding it is chasing lost time at the start of this season after its pre-season testing delays.

 

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