Why Formula 1 will miss Patrick Head

Why Formula 1 will miss Patrick Head

Patrick Head's decision to quit his role with Williams F1 late last year will leave a big hole at one of grand prix racing's most popular teams. Tony Dodgins reckons the paddock will be all the worse for it

A few hours apart, just before New Year, came the news that Adrian Newey had been awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours list and that Patrick Head had stepped down from the board of Williams F1.

It's good to see the sport's central, inspirational characters having their achievements publicly recognised and both Ross Brawn and Newey are deserving recipients of their recent honours. You'd like to think, too, that somewhere down the road there will be similar recognition for Head.

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