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Head on humble origins as Williams reach 750 GPs

Sir Patrick Head has reflected on the birth of the Williams team ahead of their 750th Formula 1 race, the Monaco Grand Prix. The team that has gone on to win nine Constructors’ World Championships and seven Drivers’ titles was founded by Sir Frank Williams and competed for the first time at the Spanish Grand Prix in May 1977. Last summer, the Williams’ family’s involvement came to an end as the team was sold to American investment company Dorilton Capital, with Sir Frank and his daughter Claire leaving their roles as team principal and deputy respectively. Another key part of the success was Head, who was Sir Frank’s right-hand man from the early days and served as technical...
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