Williams co-founder Head receives knighthood

By on Saturday, June 13, 2015
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Williams co-founder Patrick Head has received a knighthood for his services to motorsport.

Head and Sir Frank Williams joined forces in the 1970s to build up the team and held the positions of technical director and director of engineering until his retirement at the end of 2011.

"My name may be above the door, but I have always stressed that the creation and subsequent success of Williams was very much a team effort," said Sir Frank Williams.

"My co-founder Patrick Head was the design genius who turned us from a small upstart into a World Championship winning force.

"His engineering talent helped play a key role in establishing Great Britain as a leading force in global motorsport and the benefits of this are still being felt to this day, both culturally and economically.

"This Award is thoroughly deserved for his contribution to British engineering and motorsport."

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