Tuesday, 9 Aug, 2022
CLOSE

Frank Williams, founder of Williams F1, dead

Sir Frank Williams, founder and team manager of Williams Formula 1 team Williams Formula 1 team, died at the age of 79.Williams's death was confirmed

title

Sir Frank Williams, founder and team manager of Williams Formula 1 team Williams Formula 1 team, died at the age of 79.

Williams's death was confirmed on behalf of Williams Racing on behalf of his family on Sunday.

Williams created Williams Grand Prix Engineering in 1977. He led the company named for his father to become one many teams that have been successful in F1 history.

The Williams team won the team's 114 F1 wins as well as seven drivers' championships and nine constructors championships.

The current Williams Racing CEO Jost Capito stated: "His passing marks the end of an era our team as well as for Formula 1. Formula 1.

"He was an individual and truly a pioneer. Despite a lot of hardship in the course of his career, he was able to lead our team to win 16 world championships which made one of the best teams ever in sport.

"His values including integrity, teamwork and a fierce independence and determination, remain the core ethos of our team and are his legacy, as is the Williams family name under which we proudly race."

F1 Chief Executive Officer Stefano Domenicali added: "This morning Claire Williams called to inform me of the tragic news that her beloved father Sir Frank Williams had passed away.

"He was a truly champion of our sport. He faced the toughest of life's challenges and continued to fight each day to win in as well off of the race. We've lost a highly beloved and revered part of the F1 family, and he will be greatly missed.

"His remarkable achievements and character will be remembered in our sport for all time. my thoughts and prayers are with those in the Williams family and friends in this difficult time."