October 23, 2021

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Claire Williams has left as F1 Team Deputy Principal

Claire Williams has left as F1 Team Deputy Principal

After running for over 40 years as one of Formula One’s top-tier teams, the Williams family is stepping aside so that its new owners have a clear shot at restoring the team’s fortunes.

Claire Williams, who founded Father Williams’ F1 team after the Italian Grand Prix this weekend, is stepping down as deputy team principal.

The move follows a recent change of ownership to American investment firm Dorilton Capital క్యా and the famous F1 family will cut its ties after 43 years and nearly 750 races.

“As a new owner I decided to leave the team to give Dorilton a fresh start. It was not an easy decision, but I believe it’s the right one for all involved,” Williams said in a statement Thursday. Feels like. “

The team was co-founded by her father, Frank Williams, and has won seven driver’s championships and nine constructor titles since entering the sport in 1977. The last, however, came in 1997 with Jacques Villeneuve behind the wheel.

The British-based team has completed the Rock Bottom in Constructors’ Standings for the past two seasons, and in 2019 scored just one point, finishing 10th for Robert Kubica.

Floor names including multiple world champions Alain Prost, Nelson Pickett and Ayrton Senna led the team. British world champions Nigel Mansell and Damon Hill are very popular with team fans.

Williams won 114 races, took 128 pole positions and was the third longest team in series history.

Floor names including multiple world champions Alain Prost, Nelson Pickett and Ayrton Senna led the team. British world champions Nigel Mansell and Damon Hill are very popular with team fans.

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Williams won 114 races, took 128 pole positions and was the third longest team in series history.

“We have been in this sport for over four decades. We are very proud of our track record and the legacy we have left behind, ”said Claire Williams. “We have always been in love with the pure pleasure of going into motor racing.”

The new company wanted her to stay.

“We appreciate Dorilton’s encouragement to continue, but we know the team is in good hands and Williams lives up to their name,” she said. “It may be the end of an era as a team run by the Williams family, but it marks the beginning of a new era for Williams racing and we wish them much success in the future.”

Dorilton Capital Chairman Matthew Savage praised her for continuing her paternal legacy and her efforts in making women more role-playing and gaining more recognition in the male-dominated series.

“Claire’s success in preserving the legacy of Williams Racing is no less than a monument to innovation and commitment to innovation in a difficult environment since taking office in 2013,” he said. “She was instrumental in creating a more level technical and financial playing field for the F1.”

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