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Why Claire Williams isn't running from a dire 2019
The 2019 Formula 1 season has so far been a struggle to escape the back of the grid for the once mighty Williams team. This has led to criticism of deputy team principal Claire Williams from certain quarters, which she firmly rejects
The British Grand Prix is a big Formula 1 race for all the Britain-based teams, and none more so than Williams. The squad has often had the spotlight of attention from home fans attending the race, especially in the Nigel Mansell and Damon Hill years.
This time around, a couple of extra anniversaries will add to that focus. Firstly, it's 40 years since Clay Regazzoni gave Sir Frank Williams his memorable first grand prix victory with the FW07 at Silverstone in 1979. And secondly, in a rare move, the team is celebrating the pre-Alan Jones/Patrick Head era by marking Sir Frank's 50 years as an F1 team boss, an (almost) unbroken run that began with Piers Courage and an immaculately prepared private Brabham BT26 back in '69.
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