We pay tribute to the life and legacy of Frank Williams in the latest edition of The Race F1 Podcast.
Special guest David Tremayne, who knew Williams well, joins Glenn Freeman and Edd Straw to tell the remarkable story of his rise to become one of the great team owners in Formula 1.
From his early days selling cars and car parts to fund his racing team and using a phone box as his office to the creation of his iconic partnership with Patrick Head to form Williams Grand Prix Engineering in 1977, then the team’s periods of domination in F1, we discuss the unique qualities that allowed Frank Williams to build a racing empire.
The impact of his life-changing accident in 1986 and the ‘different kind of life’ that he was able to build while still steering the Williams F1 team are also delved into.
And with Williams now into its new era after the Williams family had no choice but to sell it in 2019, we explain why the spirit and determination Frank Williams brought to it still infuses a team that is now potentially on a trajectory back to winning ways.