Sir Patrick Head returns to Williams F1 team in consultancy role

Sir Patrick Head is to return to duty with the Williams Formula 1 team he co-founded for the first time in eight years

Sir Patrick Head returns to Williams F1 team in consultancy role

As the team undergoes a wider reshuffle in the wake of Paddy Lowe's departure for "personal reasons", Head has been engaged in a consultancy role.

His decades of experience will allow him to take an overview of the current state of the struggling team that arrived late to pre-season testing and then discovered a "fundamental" problem with its FW42 that has helped place it firmly at the back of the grid.

The glimpse of light at Williams's darkest time

Head, who has remained a minority shareholder in Williams, last had a hands-on role as engineering director in 2011.

In a statement, the team said: "We can confirm that Sir Patrick Head is currently offering some support to our engineering team on a short-term consultancy basis."

Head is expected to visit the paddock at the next race at Shanghai, having arranged a family holiday in China some time ago.

But he will not be on the pitwall in a formal role.

As part of a realignment of duties at Williams, Adam Carter has taken on the role of head of design, while Dave Robson is now acting chief race engineer.

Doug McKiernan continues as design director.

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