The story of Williams F1 is one of the most exciting, dramatic and entertaining in the entire history of Grand Prix racing. 40 years ago Sir Frank Williams created what would become one of the most iconic teams in the history of Formula One - Williams. He has taken Alan Jones, Keke Rosberg, Nelson Piquet, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Damon Hill and Jacques Villeneuve to World Championship titles and seen his team win the constructors’ honours nine times.
Frank Williams’ determination to battle against the odds was never more clearly illustrated than by the courageous way he fought back after suffering serious injuries in a car crash just before that start of the 1986 season. The accident, just outside the Paul Ricard circuit in France, left him confined to a wheel chair for the remainder of his life. It was an accident that se nearly claimed his life but instead of bemoaning his fate he fought his way back to the lead Williams Grand Prix Engineering in the only way he knew how.
This book, the first in a three-part series, chronicles the history of Williams from 1969 to 1988. There was, is, and always will be, something special about this team. Grit and determination in abundance, a never say die attitude, and above all else, some of the most beautiful and iconic cars to have ever graced a racetrack.