Formula 1 legend Frank Williams is out of hospital before Christmas

“We are pleased to say that Sir Frank has been released from hospital and is now recovering at home,” the racing team reported on Twitter. “The Williams family would like to thank everyone for their support during this difficult time and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.”

Williams founded the Formula 1 team in 1977 with Patrick Head, which celebrated nine constructors’ world titles and won seven world champions. Canadian Jacques Villeneuve was the team’s last world champion in 1997. In recent years, Williams has mainly driven around the back of the field. This season, drivers George Russell, Nicholas Latifi and Jack Aitken, who replaced Russell in one race, failed to take any World Cup points.

Sir Frank Williams ended up in a wheelchair with a spinal cord injury after a serious traffic accident in 1986. However, he continued to lead the team. It was not until 2012 that he took a step back and handed over the daily management to his daughter Claire. This year she said goodbye to the team, which had to look for financiers due to a lack of money and has ended up in the hands of the American investment company Dorilton Capital.

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