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Goodbye Sir Frank!The founder of the Williams team dies at the age of 79

Original title: Goodbye Sir Frank!The founder of the Williams team dies at the age of 79

The founder of the Williams F1 team, Sir Frank Williams, passed away on Sunday morning local time in the company of his family at the age of 79.

F1 official blog said: We feel the deepest sorrow for the departure of Sir Frank Williams. His life was driven by the passion of motorsports. The legacy he left to the world is immeasurable. He will always be a part of F1. It is an encouragement and honor to know him, and he will be deeply missed!

The Williams team has won the team’s annual championship nine times (1980, 1981, 1986, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997); in addition, Alan Jones, Koko Rosberg, Nelson Pi Quette, Mansell, Prost, Damon Hill and Jacques Villeneuve have all won the Drivers’ Championship of the year while playing for the Williams team.

In May 2020, Williams stated that he was considering selling shares to solve the team’s financial problems. Williams announced on August 21, 2020 that it would sell the fleet to Dorilton Capital, a US private investment company, officially ending its 44-year family business. The founder Frank Williams and his daughter Claire Williams retired from team management on September 6, 2020. (Tauranga)Return to Sohu to see more

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