Frank Williams, eponymous team owner and F1 wheeler and dealer before that, passed away yesterday in the UK. He was 79.
I don’t have a favourite race team; never have. But I must admit I was a bit of a fan of Williams. When I was a kid discovering F1, this was the up-and-coming team with their aggressive Australian driver, winning races and then championships.
There are countless websites that run through Frank’s impressive career, so no point duplicating that here. People with such focus and determination are very rare, particularly to punch on unabated with life after a paralysing road accident.
I have a LOT of Williams F1 cars in my collection, mainly because Williams has been around for such a long time, and enjoyed immense success from the late 70s to the late 90s. (There’s more on Frank on Wikipedia HERE. The Williams family sold its interest in the team in 2020.)