Sir Frank Williams dead aged 79: Formula 1 legend passes away after lengthy battle with illness as tributes flood in

SIR FRANK WILLIAMS, founder and former team boss of the Williams F1 team, has passed away at the age of 79. Williams was the last of one of Formula One’s great pioneers. The Williams F1 team have notched up 114 wins, nine constructors’ titles and seven drivers’ championship titles during his reign. Current Williams boss Jost Capito said: “The Williams Racing team is truly saddened by the passing of our founder Sir Frank Williams. His passing marks the end of an era for our team and for the sport of Formula One. “Our thoughts are with the Williams family at this difficult time.”.

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