Frank Williams founded the Formula 1 racing team of the same name in 1977 and created an era. The team won the constructors’ title nine times. But the former team boss does not appear to be in good health.
Frank Williams, the old Formula 1 team boss, is currently in hospital, his family announced in a letter. According to this, the 78-year-old is stable. The family has not yet released any further details.
Frank Williams was reportedly admitted “recently”. The latest status should be provided in due course.
Racecourse was sold
The Briton has been in a wheelchair since a car accident in 1986. Williams founded the racing team in 1977 with Patrick Head. The Williams team won the manufacturers’ title a total of nine times. The last drivers’ championship was won in 1997 by Canadian Jacques Villeneuve.
Frank Williams, who was in poor health, stepped down from the board in 2012, paving the way for his daughter Claire. In 2013 she was promoted to co-team leader. After Williams’ racing team was sold to an American investment company Claire Williams resigned at the beginning of September this year after the Italian Grand Prix in Monza. That ended an era.