A birthday salute to Sir Frank, F1's ultimate racer


Formula 1's only active original team owner from a bygone era, Sir Frank Williams, turns 78-years-young today.

A fighter as well as a survivor, the massive battles - both personal and professional - Frank had to contend with in his lifetime have put him at the top of the F1 paddock's most admired list.

From the days of running his affairs from a telephone box to the glory years of Williams in the 1980s and 1990s, it was a rocky road from rags to riches.

And despite the tragedies and hardship, Sir Frank never lost his heart for racing, and for its absolute pinnacle, Formula 1.

Happy birthday to a true racer!