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Sir Francis Owen Garbatt Williams CBE (b. April 16, 1942) is founder and manager of the WilliamsF1 Formula One racing team. Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire (Military division) The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority... April 16 is the 106th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (107th in leap years). ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... Not to be confused with Frank Williams Racing Cars, formed by Frank Williams 1967. ... Formula One - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


Born in Jarrow, Tyne and Wear, England, to an RAF officer and a special education teacher and later headmistress, Williams was largely brought up by his maternal aunt and uncle in Jarrow when his parents' marriage broke down. He subsequently spent much of his later childhood at a boarding school, St Joseph's College, Dumfries, in Scotland. In the late 1950s a friend gave Williams a ride in his Jaguar XK150 and Williams was immediately hooked. Map sources for Jarrow at grid reference NZ3465 Jarrow is a town on the River Tyne, England with a population around 27,000 (2001 Census). ... Tyne and Wear is a metropolitan county in the North East of England around the mouths of the Rivers Tyne and Wear. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the air force branch of the British Armed Forces. ... Special education consists of educational programs designed to support students whose singular needs or disabilities require special teaching approaches, equipment, or care within a regular classroom or in other appropriate settings. ... Saint Josephs College could refer to: St. ... The Buccleuch St Bridge Devorgilla Bridge Overlooking Dumfries The Old Bridge House Dumfries ((IPA: ) pronounced dum-freece, not dum-fries) (Dùn Phris in Scottish Gaelic) is a Royal Burgh and town with a population of around 31,146 (37,846 including the Locharbriggs and Cargenbridge areas). ... Jaguar Cars Limited is a British luxury car manufacturer, with headquarters in Browns Lane, Coventry, England. ... Categories: Automobile stubs | Jaguar vehicles | Rear wheel drive vehicles | Sports cars ...


After a brief career as a driver and mechanic, funded by his work as a traveling grocery salesman, Williams founded Frank Williams Racing Cars in 1966. He ran drivers Piers Courage, Richard Burton, Tetsu Ikuzawa and Tony Trimmer for several years in Formula Two and Formula Three. Williams purchased an old Brabham Formula One chassis which Courage drove in several F1 events, coming in second place twice. Piers Courage - born 27 May 1942 - was a Formula One driver from Britain. ... Tony Trimmer was a professional race car driver from Great Britain. ... Formula Two was a type of formula racing. ... Formula Three, also called Formula 3 or, in abbreviated form, F3, is a type of formula racing and a class of open-wheeler motor racing. ... Brabham - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


In 1970 Williams undertook a brief partnership with Alessandro de Tomaso. After the death of Courage at the Dutch Grand Prix that year, Williams' relationship with de Tomaso was ended. In 1971 he raced Henri Pescarolo in a chassis he had purchased from March Engineering. 1972 saw the first F1 car built by the Williams works, the Politoys FX3 designed by Len Bailey, but Pescarolo crashed and destroyed it at its first race. Alessandro De Tomaso (lived 1928 - 2003 was an automobile industrialist in Italy. ... The Dutch Grand Prix was a Formula One automobile race held at Circuit Zandvoort, from 1952 to 1985. ... Henri Pescarolo was a Formula One driver from France. ... March Engineering was a Formula One constructor from Britain. ...


Williams, short on cash (he conducted team business from a telephone box at one point after being disconnected for unpaid bills), looked to Marlboro and Iso, an Italian car company, for sponsorship. Though they pledged their support, they did not come through in time and in 1976 Williams desperately took on a partner, oil magnate Walter Wolf. Though the team continued functioning, it no longer belonged to Frank Williams, so he left in 1977 along with one of his old employees, engineer Patrick Head. The two acquired an empty carpet warehouse in Didcot, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom and announced the formation of Williams Grand Prix Engineering. This same team and partnership still competes in Formula One and is known as AT&T Williams. Their first win came in 1979 from Clay Regazzoni, the first title in 1980 with Alan Jones, and a second championship in 1982 with Keke Rosberg. Marlboro logo Marlboro is a brand of cigarette made by Altria. ... Iso was a small Italian automobile manufacturer from 1953 to 1978. ... Patrick Head (born June 5, 1945) in Farnborough, England, is co-founder and Engineering Director of the Williams Formula One team. ... Statistics Population: 25,231 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SU525900 Administration District: South Oxfordshire Shire county: Oxfordshire Region: South East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Oxfordshire Historic county: Berkshire Services Police force: Thames Valley Police Ambulance: South Central Post office and telephone Post town... Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from the Latinised form Oxonia) is a county in the South East of England, bordering on Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, and Warwickshire. ... Formula One - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Not to be confused with Frank Williams Racing Cars, formed by Frank Williams 1967. ... Gianclaudio Giuseppe Clay Regazzoni (September 5, 1939 – December 15, 2006) was a Swiss racing car driver. ... Alan Jones MBE (born November 2, 1946) is an Australian former Formula One racer. ... Keke Rosberg (on the left) with Wolf Racing Crew at Monaco GP 1979 Keijo Erik Keke Rosberg (born December 6, 1948) was a popular Formula One driver in the early 1980s and, despite his birthplace Stockholm, Sweden, was the first regular driver from Finland in the series. ...


A car accident in March 1986 in France left him paralyzed. While driving a rental car from the Paul Ricard Circuit to the Nice airport Williams lost control and the car rolled over causing Williams, who may not have been wearing a seatbelt, to crash into the roof causing a spinal fracture. Peter Windsor, Williams' passenger, sustained only minor injuries. Since the accident he has been a wheelchair user. The Paul Ricard Circuit was built at Le Castellet, near Marseille, France, in 1969 with finance from the eccentric drinks magnate Paul Ricard. ... For the Unix program, see nice_(Unix) This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Windsor at the 2005 United States Grand Prix Peter Windsor (born on April 11, 1952 in England) is a Formula 1 journalist and reporter, and has formerly worked for the Williams and Ferrari Formula 1 teams. ...


In 1987 the Queen awarded Williams the title of CBE. He was knighted in 1999. He is also one of the few non-Frenchmen to have been made a Chevalier of France's Legion d'honneur, this honour accorded for his work with Renault engines. Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire (Military division) The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority... The silver Anglia knight, commissioned as a trophy in 1850, intended to represent the Black Prince. ... French Legion of Honor The Légion dhonneur (Legion of Honor ( AmE) or Legion of Honour ( ComE)) is an Order of Chivalry awarded by the President of France. ... Renault F1 is the Renault companys Formula One racing team. ...


In May 1994, following the death of Ayrton Senna da Silva in a Williams at Imola, he was charged with manslaughter in accordance with Italian law, but was cleared after several years. Ayrton Senna da Silva (IPA: ) (March 21, 1960–May 1, 1994), better known as Ayrton Senna, was a Brazilian Formula One triple world champion. ... The Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari is a racing circuit near the Italian town of Imola, 40 Km east of Bologna and 80 Km east of the Ferrari factory in Maranello. ...


At the moment Frank Williams' son Jonathan is currently working for GP2 team iSport International helping young drivers start their careers.


He is well known supporter of Sunderland AFC and had a season ticket at their old Roker Park ground.


References

External links

  • WilliamsF1 official team website
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Personnel Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Not to be confused with Frank Williams Racing Cars, formed by Frank Williams 1967. ...


Flag of United Kingdom Frank Williams | Flag of United Kingdom Patrick Head | Flag of Australia Sam Michael Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Patrick Head (born June 5, 1945) in Farnborough, England, is co-founder and Engineering Director of the Williams Formula One team. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Australia. ... Sam Michael is technical director of WilliamsF1, a Formula One constructor. ...


Current Drivers


Flag of Germany Nico Rosberg | Flag of Austria Alexander Wurz | Flag of India Narain Karthikeyan | Kazuki Nakajima Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Nico Rosberg (born June 27, 1985 in Wiesbaden, Germany) is a Formula One race car driver who drives for the Williams team. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Austria. ... Alexander Wurz was born on 15 February 1974 at Waidhofen/Thaya in Lower Austria as the second son of former rallycross ace Franz Wurz (European Rallycross Champion 1974, 1976 and 1982). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... Kumar Ram Narain Karthikeyan (born January 14, 1977, Coimbatore, India) is a Formula One driver. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Kazuki Nakajima (Japanese name: 中嶋一貴) (born January 11, 1985 in Aichi, Japan) is a professional Japanese racing driver and test driver for the Williams-Toyota Formula One team. ...



Cars


Frank Williams Racing Cars: FW | FW04 | FW05 Not to be confused with Williams Grand Prix Engineering, who Frank Williams formed with Patrick Head in 1977, and are still racing today. ...


Williams Grand Prix Engineering/WilliamsF1: FW06 | FW07 | FW07B | FW07C | FW08 | FW08C | FW09 | FW09B | FW10 | FW11 | FW11B | FW12 | FW12C | FW13 | FW13B | FW14 | FW14B | FW15C | FW16 | FW16B | FW17 | FW17B | FW18 | FW19 | FW20 | FW21 | FW22 | FW23 | FW24 | FW25 | FW26 | FW27 | FW28 | FW29 Not to be confused with Frank Williams Racing Cars, formed by Frank Williams 1967. ... Not to be confused with Frank Williams Racing Cars, formed by Frank Williams 1967. ... The Williams FW07 was a ground effect car designed by Patrick Head for the 1979 F1 season. ... The Williams FW07 was a ground effect car designed by Patrick Head for the 1979 F1 season. ... The Williams FW07 was a ground effect car designed by Patrick Head for the 1979 F1 season. ... The Williams FW11 was a Formula 1 car designed by Patrick Head and Frank Dernie as a serious challenger to McLaren and their MP4/2 car. ... The Williams FW11 was a Formula 1 car designed by Patrick Head and Frank Dernie as a serious challenger to McLaren and their MP4/2 car. ... The Williams FW14B being exhibited. ... The Williams FW14B being exhibited. ... The Williams FW16 was a Formula One car for the 1994 season. ... The Williams FW16 was a Formula One car for the 1994 season. ... The Williams FW17 was the car with which the Williams team competed in the 1995 Formula One season. ... The Williams FW17 was the car with which the Williams team competed in the 1995 Formula One season. ... The Williams-Renault FW18 is a Formula One car designed by Patrick Head and Adrian Newey for the 1996 Formula One season. ... The Williams FW19 was the car with which the Williams Formula One team used to compete in the 1997 Formula One season. ... The Williams FW20 was the car with which the Williams Formula One team used to compete in the 1998 Formula One season. ... The Williams FW21 was the car with which the Williams Formula One team used to compete in the 1999 Formula One season. ... The Williams FW22 was the car with which the Williams Formula One team used to compete in the 2000 Formula One season. ... The Williams FW23 was the car with which the Williams team competed in the 2001 Formula One season. ... The Williams FW24 was Williams F1 chassis for the 2002 F1 season. ... The Williams-BMW FW25 is a Formula One car designed by Williams, the car is powered by a BMW V10. ... The Williams FW26 was WilliamsF1s car for the 2004 F1 world championship, to be driven by Ralf Schumacher and Juan-Pablo Montoya. ... The Williams FW27 was the Formula One car which the Williams team used during the 2005 season. ... The Williams FW28 was the car with which the Williams team competed in the 2006 Formula One season. ... The Williams F1 FW29 is a Formula One car, built by the Williams F1 team to compete in the 2007 Formula One season. ...


Others: BMW V12 LM | BMW V12 LMR The BMW V12 LM was a racing car built for sports car racing in 1998. ... The BMW V12 LMR was entered in Sports car racing from 1998 to 2000. ...


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