There is a glimmer of good news for Williams with the legendary Sir Patrick Head returning to the team as a consultant.
Williams have been in turmoil right from the word ‘go’ this season, arriving and setting up late in Barcelona for pre-season and creating another car which has some fundamental problems which need to be addressed.
The uncertainity continued with chief technical officer Paddy Lowe placed on leave for ‘personal reasons’ and very unlikely to return to his position.
Williams, who remain comfortably the slowest on the Formula 1 grid, could do with a wise old head and some guidance in tough times. Step forward Sir Patrick.
Head co-founded the Williams team with Sir Frank Williams in 1976 and has remained a shareholder ever since.
Head also played an integral role as technical director and later director of engineering in helping Williams collect seven Drivers’ Championships and nine Constructors’ titles before stepping away from the frontline in 2011.
Williams confirmed in a short statement: “We can confirm that Sir Patrick Head is currently offering some support to our engineering team on a short-term consultancy basis.”