Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Frank is there 24/7 and is team principal and always will be

(© Ben Johnston 2015)

Sir Frank Williams has no intention to retire from his role as Team Principal at Williams Martini Racing in the next few seasons, according to his daughter and Deputy Team Principal Claire.

Williams has been involved in Formula One since he founded the team with Patrick Head in 1977. Speaking to the Reuters news agency, Claire Williams said that Frank is 24/7 and that he is in the office after everyone else in the company has gone home.

Sir Frank is the longest surviving quadriplegic following a car accident in 1986. The Englishman has overseen 9 Constructors championship victories including back to back wins in (1980-81), (1992-93) and (1996 – 1997). The team have also won seven Drivers championships including double’s in (1992-93) and (1996 – 1997).

Claire stated that the team would not be the same without Frank and that is not going to change anytime soon.

The team finished the 2014 Formula One season in third place in the Constructors championship and they are currently in third place on 61 points. 

© Ben Johnston 2015

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