A furious Patrick Head has rubbished the claims of Williams Chairman Adam Parr that he is set to retire at, or before, the end of the year.

Rumours of the 64-year-old’s impending departure from the team he helped to co-found with Sir Frank Williams have steadily gained momentum, especially when he It would seem Adam Parr and Patrick Head are not on the same page...released much of his shareholding for the Frankfurt Stock Exchange floatation earlier this year.

And while announcing the resignation of senior technical figures Sam Michael and Jon Tomlinson yesterday, Williams chairman Adam Parr also confirmed that Head would retire “at some point this year”.

But the announcement came as a surprise to the very man himself, and he flatly rejected the veracity of Parr’s claims in comments quoted by the Guardian newspaper.

“What you are telling me is news to me. [Parr] wasn’t in a position to make that statement,” Head refuted.

“My plans are not in the public domain and they will only be when I make my own statement later in the year,” he added.

[Original image via LAT]

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