One of the major constructors of Formula 1, Williams decided to leave the racing team after the 2020 Italian Grand Prix on Sunday. After 43 years and 739 Grands Prix, the family is set to leave the sport following the recent change in ownership to Dorilton Capital.
Williams family has managed the Formula One team since the 1977 Spanish Grand Prix, but sold it to a US investment group, Dorilton Capital last month.
Founded by Sir Frank Williams and British engineer Patrick Head, the British team won 114 Grands Prix and took 128 pole positions.
In addition, Williams bagged seven Drivers’ World Championships and nine Constructors’ titles. Williams last won the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix. George Russell from the UK and Canadian national Nicholas Latifi are currently driving for the Williams team.
I would like to salute the Williams family for their contribution to the advancement of motorsport. Not only for their team success but also for having contributed to the success of Formula 1 for the last 43 years. A special thanks to Williams for bringing our Canadian driver Jacques Villeneuve who won a world title in a Williams car. The Williams family has also allowed us to discover fantastic drivers who have inspired us including; Allan Jones, Nelson Piquet and Nigel Mansell, to name a few. Frank Williams, is for me, among the greatest just like the Ken Tyrrell, Enzo Ferrari and Collin Champman of Lotus. Long live to the name Williams in F1 and thank you for more than 40 years of passion.