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Sir Frank Williams - A life at the heart of Formula 1

. For many fans of the sport growing up in the 1980s, Sir Frank and his eponymous team were very much the beating heart of Formula 1 and an undoubted inspiration to millions. Francis Owen Garbett Williams was born on April 16, 1942 in South Shields in the north east of England, the son of an RAF officer and a school teacher. His parents' marriage ended soon after and he was raised by his aunt and uncle before going to boarding school in Scotland. In his teens he fell in love with fast cars, and after a brief career as a driver and mechanic he founded Frank Williams Racing Cars in 1966, the year before he met wife-to-be Virginia Berry. Financing his passion by working as a travelling...
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