Legendary Formula 1 team boss Frank Williams is dead
Formula 1 mourns Frank Williams. The former team boss and co-owners of the British traditional racing stable of the same name died on Sunday at the age of 79, as his family announced. He was until his official leaving in September 2020 the oldest team boss in the formula 1. For a long time he was no longer with a race of the motorsport royal class. His health had deteriorated in recent years. On Friday he was admitted to the hospital and died peacefully on Sunday morning, it was said in the message.
2020 the family returns from the racing team
His daughter Claire, Deputy Team Chief, had long since represented him at the Grand Prix Weekend. After the large price of Italy in Monza 2020, the family retreated from the racing team sold to a US investor. An era came to an end. Since a car accident in 1986 on the return journey of test drives in the French Le Castellón, Frank Williams sat in a wheelchair. He always had to be looked after.
For his racing stall drove among other Nico Robert, Ralf Schumacher, Nick Handheld and Nico Gutenberg. Legends like Nelson Piqued, Nigel Man sell and Alain Post brought track title in Williams. Total nine times Williams won the designer WM and seven times the drivers, most recently both in 1997. 114 Grand Prix victories celebrated Williams.
Williams is beaten to Knight in 1999
The blackest hour had experienced Frank Williams and the racing team, which he had founded in 1977 with Patrick Head on 1 May 1994. The Brazilian Formula 1 icon Aaron Senna died in IMOCA after an accident in a Williams car.
The British officers' son Frank Williams was beaten in 1999 by Queen Elisabeth II. Knight. He was also awarded for his merit in motion in cooperation with the French Motorenbauer Renault by the Honor Legion. Williams' racing career initially started as a pilot in Formula 2 and Formula 3. In recent years, the Williams team in Formula 1 mostly drove only at the end of the field.