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Motor Racing: Button still tipped to be a Head boy.

FORMULA ONE technical wizard Patrick Head Patrick Head (born June 5, 1945) in Farnborough, England, is co-founder and Engineering Director of the Williams Formula One team.

For 25 years from 1977 Head was technical director at Williams Grand Prix Engineering, and responsible for many innovations within Formula One.
 has backed Jenson Button Jenson Alexander Lyons Button, often called Jense, (born 19 January, 1980) is an English Formula One racing driver. He currently competes for the Honda Racing F1 team. He won his first Grand Prix in Hungary, on August 6 2006 after 113 races.  to silence his critics and turn his flagging fortunes around.

Button, 21, now at Benetton, has struggled to replicate the form that earned him the title Rookie of the Year Rookie of the Year may refer to:
  • Rookie of the Year (award), a sports award for the most outstanding rookie in a given season
  • Rookie of the Year (film), a 1993 starring Thomas Ian Nicholas
  • Rookie of the Year (album) by rapper Ya Boy
 after his first season in sport with Head's BMW-Williams team last year.

Button is yet to score a point and is being outpaced by his more experienced team-mate Giancarlo Fisichella Giancarlo Fisichella (born January 14, 1973 in Rome, Italy), also known as Fisico or Fisi, is an Italian Formula One racing driver. He currently drives for the reigning world constructors' champions, Renault, and has previously driven for Sauber, Jordan, Benetton and  at a Benetton team where he is on-loan for two years from Williams.

"Jenson appears to be fairly consistently behind Giancarlo Fisichella in the other car but I don't know Don't know (DK, DKed)

"Don't know the trade." A Street expression used whenever one party lacks knowledge of a trade or receives conflicting instructions from the other party.
 the details of why that is," said Head."Jenson's performances last year were not one or two races, we saw in a number of races where he was very strong and in the latter part of the year he was extremely strong.

"I don't really have any doubt that he has the capability but there is a problem at the moment.

"I don't really want to put any additional pressure on him but how he gets out of this problem will be a measure of the strength and depth there and I am very confident that he will do it.

"I think many people are interested to see how Jenson copes with the gap between himself and his team-mate. It is something that he has got to deal with."

Button was linked with a move to Jaguar in 2003 after Sunday's European Grand Prix This article is about Formula One race. For other uses, see European Grand Prix (disambiguation).

The European Grand Prix is a separate Formula One event that was reintroduced during the mid-1980s and was held regularly from 1993 to 2006.
, but he later confirmed that he expects to see out his loan deal with Benetton, who will become the Renault team next season.


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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jun 26, 2001
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