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Frank Williams passes away aged 79

The founder of the Williams F1 team, Frank Williams, has died aged 79 a team statement has announced. A statement from the team said that Williams was admitted to hospital on Friday and died peacefully surrounded by his family. 'Today we pay tribute to our much loved and inspirational figurehead,' the statement read. 'Frank will be sorely missed. 'We request that all friends and colleagues respect the Williams family's wishes for privacy at this time.' Williams, who was honoured with an OBE in 1986 before receiving a knighthood in 1999, founded the team in 1977 together with friend Patrick Head. However, the Briton took a step back from the day-to-day running of the team in March 2012 with...
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