Because the team undergoes a larger reshuffle at the wake of Paddy Lowe’s death, Head was engaged in a consultancy job.

Head, who co-founded Williams and it has stayed a minority shareholder in the team, last had a hands-on character as technology director in 2011.

In a statement, the team said: “We can confirm that Sir Patrick Head is now offering some support to our technology team on a temporary consultancy foundation. ”

Head is forecast to pay a visit to the paddock at the next race at Shanghai, having arranged a family visit to China some time ago.

However, he won’t be about the pitwall at a formal function.

As part of a realignment of responsibilities in Grove, Adam Carter has had on the position of mind of design, while Dave Robinson is currently acting chief race engineer.

Doug McKiernan continues as designing director.

George Russell, Williams Racing FW42

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