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Briton Frank Williams, founder of the famous Formula 1 team that bears his name, has died at the age of 79, the team announced on Twitter on Sunday. & nbsp;
The team created by Frank Williams in the 1970s won 16 world titles between 1980 and 1997, nine among manufacturers and seven among pilots. & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp;
Sir Frank had been quadriplegic since a car accident in March 1986 and had spent the last decades of his life in a wheelchair.
It was in 1975 that he entered F1 cars for the first time under his own name. The first victory came at Silverstone in 1979 and the first world title the following year with Australian Alan Jones.
Father of three children, this technology and strategy enthusiast had handed over control of the team to his daughter Claire in 2013.
In the grip of sporting and financial difficulties, the team was sold to an American investment fund, Dorilton Capital, in 2020. & nbsp;
F1 boss Stefano Domenicali has said that F1 has lost “a giant”. & nbsp; & nbsp;
“He overcame the toughest challenges in life and fought every day to win on and off the track. We have lost a much loved and respected member of the F1 family, ”he said. & Nbsp;
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