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Author Topic: Frank Williams has died  (Read 778 times)

Offline Dare



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Offline Willy

Re: Frank Williams has died
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2021, 03:27:26 PM »
Frank Williams was a legend in the sport and created what was the last of the privateer teams.
His kind will not be seen again.

Offline cosworth151

Re: Frank Williams has died
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2021, 03:32:55 PM »
In the history of Formula 1, he will be remembered on a par with names like Colin Chapman and Enzo Ferrari as people who defined what an F1 constructor is.

R.I.P., Sir Frank, and well done. Our prayers are with you and your family.
“You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
― Bob Dylan

Offline Jericoke

Re: Frank Williams has died
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2021, 04:36:12 PM »
In many ways Frank WAS Formula One to me.  I started watching F1 when Villeneuve joined Williams.  I was immediately taken by Frank's story.  Developing his own team to compete with larger corporate teams.  Dealing with his accident by dedicating himself to the sport.  Making the team into a family business, though finally selling when it was clear deeper pockets were best for the team.  Even the stories of fights with Patrick Head and Adrian Newey are part of F1 legend.

RIP to Sir Frank.  Condolences to his family, friends, and all the people he has touched.

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Re: Frank Williams has died
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2021, 06:08:51 PM »
So sad to lose such an Icon of F1, he was a true giant amongst the team owners that have come and gone over the years.

F1 never stands still and there's a whole new cohort of team chiefs, which is as it should be, but we may never see his like again.

R.I.P Sir Frank, heartfelt condolences to your family and friends.
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Offline Andy B

Re: Frank Williams has died
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2021, 08:29:07 PM »
R.I.P Sir Frank your legacy is immortal.
Once you have retired every day is a Saturday!

Offline Ian

Re: Frank Williams has died
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2021, 11:24:02 AM »
Frank Williams R.I.P You were a legend in F1.
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Offline rmassart

Re: Frank Williams has died
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2021, 12:41:51 PM »
As a teenage Brit who began following F1 in the mid 80s, Williams will for me always be synonymous with Red 5 Mansell's close calls in becoming F1 champion before eventually succeeding in '92. McLaren, Prost and Senna were the arch rivals for me. Maybe it's because I was a kid, but for me nothing in F1 since then can compare to the competition over those 8 or 9 years.

Thank you for those memories and RIP Sir Frank.

Finally, this is one of my favourite F1 photos and the fact that it includes two Williams drivers says it all really:

https://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/drivers/hall-of-fame/Nigel_Mansell/_jcr_content/featureContent/manual_gallery/image1.img.2048.medium.jpg/1421251098664.jpg

Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: Frank Williams has died
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2021, 06:03:32 PM »
Big bunch of WDCs represented in that picture.  :good:
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