Head applauds Mercedes for allowing drivers to race 12 July, 2014 Patrick Head Formula 1 veteran Patrick Head has applauded Mercedes for letting its title contending drivers to race one another in 2014. Williams co-founder Head, 68, is now only a rare sight in the F1 paddock, having effectively retired from the sport. But he was spotted during the British Grand Prix weekend, telling Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport that dominant Mercedes are doing “the right thing” by letting Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg go wheel-to-wheel rather than imposing team orders. “A team that is so dominant,” Head said, “has a duty to the sport. Williams and McLaren know that, and we always did, often at a high price. “Only Ferrari in the Schumacher era believed that it was bigger than the sport,” the Briton added. Meanwhile, Head said that he is happy with his life post Formula 1, answering “no chance” when asked if he might be considering a return. “I’m going sailing now,” he replied. (GMM) Tweet Related NewsSwitch to Mercedes power was not a fluke decision for WilliamsWolff begins to sell his stake in WilliamsWilliams: We pushed the reset button, now we want more titlesWolff concerned about pit to driver radio crackdownWolff looking to sell more of Williams stakeWolff: Only a paranoid mind would think such a thingBriatore says Mercedes feud giving life to F1Lauda: I apologised to Nico but it was his faultMercedes under fire for Three Stooges style managementHave Mercedes bosses lost control of their drivers?