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Frank Williams

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Birthday
16, 1942
Birthplace
England
DEATH DATE
Nov 28, 2021 (79)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
16, 1942
Birthplace
England
DEATH DATE
Nov 28, 2021 (79)

About

Founder of the Williams F1 Formula One racing team in 1966. He funded the team by working as a traveling grocery salesman. He had a short stint as a driver and also worked as a mechanic before finding his place on the business side of the race track.

Before Fame

He was educated at St Joseph's College, Dumfries, in Scotland.

Trivia

He was honored with knighthood in 1999. He received the Wheatcroft trophy in 2008 for his work with Renault engines.

Family Life

He was born and raised in South Shields, United Kingdom. He married Virginia Williams, who died of breast cancer in 2013.

Associated With

Many famous and greatly successful racers competed for the Williams F1 team including Jenson Button.