F1 loses heart and soul with Williams family exit

Two former F1 figures say the departure of the Williams family from Formula 1 is a poignant moment for the sport. In recent days, it was announced not only that the Oxfordshire based team had been sold, but that Claire Williams and Sir Frank Williams will have no involvement after last Sunday’s Italian GP. “It was the last bulwark of a Formula 1 past that I also belonged to and which no longer exists,” Minardi added. He told Bild newspaper: “Formula 1 isn’t losing a team, but it is losing some heart and soul. “With Frank and Claire Williams, the last ‘garage team’ leaves the stage.”.

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