Frank Williams died at 79: only Ferrari and McLaren were able to do better than him
Frank Williams, one of the greatest protagonists of the Formula 1 of all time, winner of nine constructors’ world championships, he died at the age of 79. The news was given today, the death dates back to yesterday. Only Ferrari and McLaren have been able to do better than him in the history of motor racing. In over 50 years of belonging to the Formula 1 Circus, Williams has seen one of its drivers climb the top step of the World Championship seven times. He had started in 1972, as patron of Politoys, a stable that three years later would bear his name
Tods, Frank Williams leaves an indelible memory, an exemplary man
“Very sad news. Sir Frank Williams leaves an indelible mark on Formula 1 history. He was a pioneer, an exceptional personality and an exemplary man.” So on Twitter the president of the FIA, Jean Todt. “On behalf of the entire FIA our thoughts are with his family, his friends and Williams Racing. Rest in peace my friend,” he adds.