Sir Frank Williams, founder of Williams F1 team dies aged 79

The former chief of the Williams F1 team will be greatly missed

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Sir Frank Williams, former chief and founder of the Williams F1 racing team has died aged 79. He was taken to hospital on Friday and sadly passed away on Sunday morning.

In a statement, Williams said: "It is with great sadness that on behalf of the Williams family, the team can confirm the death of Sir Frank Williams CBE, Founder and Former Team Principal of Williams Racing, at the age of 79.

"After being admitted into hospital on Friday, Sir Frank, passed away peacefully this morning surrounded by his family.

"Today we pay tribute to our much loved and inspirational figurehead. Frank will be sorely missed. We request that all friends and colleagues respect the Williams family’s wishes for privacy at this time.

"For those wishing to pay tribute, we ask that donations are made in place of gifts to the Spinal Injuries Association, alternatively we would welcome flowers to be placed at the entrance of the team’s headquarters in Grove, Oxfordshire. Details of the memorial service will follow in due course."

Sir Frank Williams started his career back in 1966 as a driver and mechanic before founding the Williams F1 team in 1977. He remained active in the team until 2020 when he retired.

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Comments (6)

  • RIP sir Frank, forever in our hearts, your legacy lives on 🙏💙🕊

      1 month ago
  • Very sad, a fantastic F1 team in its heyday with many top drivers in the team over the years. We’ve lost many icons recently, Moss, Lauda etc and now Frank.

    RIP Frank, F1 will miss you.

      1 month ago
  • Arguably the greatest privateer racing team of all time came from this man. Thank you, and rest well, sir Williams.

      1 month ago
  • RIP. A true legend, a great shame he didn’t get to see once last Williams win

      1 month ago
  • R. I. P. Frank

      1 month ago