In the round-up: It’s the end of an era at Williams as Patrick Head steps down after 34 years.
Top F1 links from the past 24 hours:
“Frank Williams commented, ‘Patrick and I have been in partnership for 34 years. During that time, he has been the leader of the technical team that has won the majority of our race wins and championships. This is a remarkable legacy and one which will be treasured and definitely not forgotten.'”
“[Adrian] Newey, Red Bull?óÔé¼Ôäós chief technical officer, receives an OBE (Officer of Order of the British Empire) for services to motorsport, while [Nigel] Mansell picks up a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for services to children and young people in his role as president of charity UK Youth.”
“Mark Webber is surely one of the most underrated Australian sports stars ?óÔé¼ÔÇØ a true talent and humble operator who worked diligently to get a drive and, now a success, appears free with both his time and his charity enterprises.”
“Sadly we won’t be hearing any of his singing. It’s just for his own pleasure.”
“Happy Newey ear from F1 Fanatic: http://yfrog.com/oc4jqij”
Follow F1 news as it breaks using the F1 Fanatic live Twitter app.
Comment of the day
I?óÔé¼Ôäóm really proud to belong to the F1F community. There?óÔé¼Ôäós no better web place for me to be. I wish every F1 Fanatic a merry New Year.
From the forum
Got any new year?óÔé¼Ôäós resolutions?
Happy birthday to dsob!
On this day in F1
Happy birthday to Jacky Ickx who turns 67 today.