Sir Frank Williams dead: George Russell leads tributes to F1 legend


Williams racing driver George Russell has paid tribute to team founder Sir Frank Williams after the F1 legend died at the age of 79. Williams confirmed the icon’s death on Sunday afternoon. 

Tweeting alongside a picture of Sir Frank, Russell said: “Today, we say goodbye to the man who defined our team. Sir Frank was such a genuinely wonderful human being and I’ll always remember the laughs we shared.  

“He was more than a boss, he was a mentor and a friend to everybody who joined the Williams Racing family and so many others.” 

In a further tweet, the 22-year-old added: “It has been a genuine honour racing for him and being a small part of the incredible legacy he leaves behind, a legacy that will forever live on in the heart and soul of this team.  

“Rest in peace, Sir Frank. Thank you for everything.”

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