Motorsport UK pays tribute to Sir Frank Williams CBE

Sunday 28 November 2021

Motorsport UK is deeply saddened by the passing of Sir Frank Williams CBE, Founder and Former Team Principal of Williams Racing, at the age of 79.

After being admitted into hospital on Friday, Sir Frank passed away peacefully this morning surrounded by his family.

Motorsport UK Chair David Richards CBE, paid tribute to Sir Frank and his legacy within motorsport: “It is with deep sadness to hear the news that Sir Frank Williams CBE has passed away at the age of 79.

“Sir Frank leaves behind a legacy in Formula 1 that features 16 world championships, over 100 race wins and a lifetime of pushing boundaries and elevating motorsport to new levels.

“We will all miss Sir Frank’s spirit, determination and courage which he displayed both professionally and personally on the world stage.

“He will forever remain an icon of British motorsport and an inspiration to us all. Our thoughts are with the Williams family during these difficult times.”

Motorsport UK sends its condolences to Sir Frank’s family and friends.

For those wishing to pay tribute, Williams Racing has asked that donations be made in place of gifts to the Spinal Injuries Association. Alternatively, the team welcome flowers to be placed at the entrance of their headquarters in Grove, Oxfordshire.