TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY: The Story of Sir Frank Williams


Sir Frank Williams, who has died at the age of 79, was one of the most revered figures Formula 1 has ever seen.

From humble beginnings financing his first racing team with earnings from his job as a grocery salesman, Williams made it all the way to Formula 1, before launching Williams Grand Prix Engineering in 1977 alongside Patrick Head.

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Sixteen titles followed – but tragedy was on the horizon too, as Williams suffered a spinal cord injury in a road car crash in 1986 that would leave him in a wheelchair for the remainder of his life. Despite that, success continued to come on track, before Williams eventually sold up the team to Dorilton Capital in 2020.

Following the news of his death on November 28 2021, relive the story of Sir Frank Williams’ remarkable career in the video up top.


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