The memories of Frank Williams live on

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Formula 1's last active original team owner from a bygone era, Sir Frank Williams who passed away in 2021, would have celebrated his 81st birthday on this day.

A fighter as well as a survivor, the massive battles - both personal and professional - Frank had to contend with in his lifetime 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 despite the tragedies and hardship, Sir Frank - seen here in the picture above with partner Patrick Head - never lost his heart for racing, and for its absolute pinnacle, Formula 1.

We salute the memory of a true racer!