Williams Formula 1 team founder Sir Frank Williams is dead – archyde

Sir Frank Williams, founder of the Formula 1 racing team Williams Racing, has died.

Williams, who was hospitalized on Friday, died peacefully on Sunday morning with his family, the team said in a statement.

“The Williams Racing Team is really sad about the death of our founder Sir Frank Williams. Sir Frank was a legend and icon of our sport. His death marks the end of an era for our team and Formula 1 racing. “

“His values ​​of integrity, teamwork and a strong independence and determination remain the core ethos of our team and are his legacy, as is the Williams family name that we proudly race under.”

Williams ushered in a successful period for the team, winning the Formula 1 drivers ‘title seven times and the Constructors’ Championship nine times.

He was paralyzed after a spinal cord injury in a car accident in 1986. He gradually reduced his workload in 2012 when he stepped down from the Williams board of directors.

In 2019, Williams celebrated 50 years as F1 team principal.

Williams’ daughter Claire led the team on a daily basis until it was sold to Dorilton Capital in August that year.

Stefano Domenicali, CEO of the Formula 1 rights holder of the Formula 1 Group, described Williams as a “true giants” of the sport who “overcame the toughest challenges in life”.

(With input from agencies)


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