Happy 77 to you Sir Frank!

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Formula 1's only active original team owner from a bygone era, Sir Frank Williams, turns 77-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.

But amid the highs and lows, Frank never lost his heart for racing, and for its absolute pinnacle, Formula 1. Happy birthday to a true racer.