Head: I will take new Williams role

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The Independent Online

Williams' co-founder Patrick Head has spoken out for the first time this year about his future, making it clear he is not retiring.

The team's chairman Adam Parr said in May that Head would be stepping down "at some point this year". But Head, 66, said: "All I know is I'm not retiring. I probably won't be involved with Williams Formula 1 in the same way from the end of the year but I'll still be involved in some Williams activities."

Head, who founded the team with owner Sir Frank Williams in 1976, is currently the team's director of engineering.

It is not clear whether he will retain that title but will remain a shareholder and board member. He said he would "certainly turn up at a few races" in the future, but would not be taking a hands-on role in the engineering management of the F1 team.