An engineer leaves the iconic F1
Co-founder of Team Williams, Patrick Head English announced that the 2012 season would be the first since 1977 and it would not involve in Formula 1.
Son of an English driver (Jaguar in the 1950s), Patrick Head is a character in the middle of motorsport. Direct and passionate, he was able to best advise Frank Williams to make his team one of the best in the history of Formula 1. During the traffic accident Frank Williams in 1986, which left him quadriplegic, Head walked long single society. Subsequently, he took a step back during the stable partnership between Williams and BMW in the early 2000s.
These thirty years spent in the paddock of Formula 1, Patrick Head believes that it has properly filled out, some of the cars he created showing the powerful face formidable teams Ferrari, Renault, Mercedes and others. But Team Williams, who in 2011 had his worst season in terms of results (ninth place finish manufacturers) needs new blood and, 66 years old, he did not want to lead this new struggle.
However, Patrick Head will remain in the organization of the Williams Company, as a member of the Board of Directors of Williams Hybrid Power division, specializing in the design and development of renewable energy technologies.