Date: 15th June 2015 at 8:52am
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Patrick Head has been awarded a knighthood for his services to motorsport.

The 69-year-old former director and co-founder of Williams Formula One team has helped the team claim nine constructor championships over the years – A record only beaten by Ferrari.

Williams have also won seven Formula One World Championship drivers titles, with Alan Jones, Keke Rosberg, Nelson Piquet, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Damon Hill and Jacques Villeneuve.

‘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.’ Sir Frank Williams told the BBC.

Patrick Head stood down from his role as director of engineering in 2011 and is now a director of Williams Hybrid Power Limited.