Williams thanks fire-fighters after factory blaze

Sir Frank Williams has thanked a local fire-fighting crew for putting out a blaze at his Formula One team's Grove factory. According to the Oxford Mail, the 67-year-old Briton gave the crew a tour of the facility in return. The fire in early...

Sir Frank Williams has thanked a local fire-fighting crew for putting out a blaze at his Formula One team's Grove factory.

According to the Oxford Mail, the 67-year-old Briton gave the crew a tour of the facility in return.

The fire in early July was reportedly caused by a machine malfunction in the metal department, and at the time, the two Nurburgring-bound FW31 cars were in the building.

Williams also made a donation to the Fire Fighters Charity. "Due to their efforts," he said, "no one was hurt.

"The damage to the factory was minimal and we suffered almost no downtime in getting back to work. I can only commend their professionalism," Williams added.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Frank Williams
Teams Williams