Sir Frank Williams: Legendary former boss of Williams has been discharged from hospital on Christmas Eve, and is being looked after at home now.
Sir Frank Williams, the oldest team boss in Formula 1’s history, has been successfully discharged from the hospital. He completed 50 years as a boss in F1 last month, before retiring earlier this year after his team’s sale to Dorilton Capital. The Williams F1 team announced the news and wished everyone for the festive week ahead.
“We’re delighted to say that Sir Frank has been discharged from hospital and is now on the mend at home.”
“The Williams family would like to thank everyone for their support during this difficult time, and to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.”
Williams a legendary force in Formula 1
Sir Frank Williams has been using a wheelchair ever since a car accident in 1986 in France. This did not dampen his spirits though, as the British team won 9 world titles between the 80s and 90s. This also included 7 Drivers Champions, including Nigel Mansell and Damon Hill. He had left the Board of the Williams team during the year 2007, but not before leading them to 117 wins in F1.
A few days earlier, his family family had confirmed he is in stable and risk-free condition. And like with the case with Michael Schumacher, they decided to keep the details private and discreet. This was the official statement put out:
“Sir Frank Williams has recently been admitted to a hospital where he is currently in a stable condition. Frank’s medical condition is a private matter and therefore the family will not be releasing any further details at this time. We ask for you to respect the family’s privacy. The team will release a further update in due course. Thank you.”