MX23RW : Friday, April 19 18:54:38| >> :600:1761248:1761248:

Patrick Head 'exactly what Williams needs' - Russell

Patrick Head 'exactly what Williams needs' - Russell
© Reuters
Crisis-struck Williams is once again working with Sir Patrick Head.

Crisis-struck Williams is once again working with Sir Patrick Head.

After a dire winter period and season opener in Australia, the once-great British team's troubles have deepened in Bahrain amid a shortage of spare parts.

And Robert Kubica is off the pace of his rookie teammate George Russell.

"We can see that despite having the same setup, the behaviour of the two cars is different," Pole Kubica said in Bahrain.

"In Australia, I was sure it was because of the broken floor. But here the difference is still quite large. We are trying to find the answer," he added.

Set to help Williams emerge from its deep crisis is Patrick Head.

Now 72, Head was recruited to the team by co-founder Sir Frank Williams in the late 70s, and was the key to the team's technical dominance of the 80s and 90s.

Head left the team in 2012.

But the Oxfordshire based team told us: "We can confirm that Sir Patrick Head is currently offering some support to our engineering team on a short-term consultancy basis."

Russell calls it "great news".

"He will only be a consultant, but the presence of a person with such a strong character may be exactly what we need at the moment.

"He is a terrific engineer and his success speaks for itself. He does not need a full-time job, but he is a part of Williams and wants to help," he added.

Kubica added: "It's great if he can help us. Let's see."



Click here for more stories about George Russell

Click here for more stories about Williams-Mercedes

Share this article now:
Pierre Gasly pictured during testing on February 28, 2019
Read Next:
F1 to fix start light visibility problem
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Championship
La Liga
Ligue 1
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
League One
League Two
Scottish Championship
Belgian Pro League
Turkish Super Lig
Swiss Super League
Russian Premier League
Swedish Allsvenskan
Segunda Division
Ligue 2
Eerste Divisie
Australian A-League
Welsh Premier League
NIFL Premiership
Chinese Super League
International Friendlies

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account