Mercedes boss Toto Wolff added his voice to the wave of tributes that poured in following the passing on Sunday of Sir Frank Williams.
As a former shareholder and director of Williams Racing, Wolff was well acquainted with motorsport's most legendary eponymous team founder.
The Austrian bought into the Grove-based outfit in 2009 and was named an executive director of Williams in 2012, a year before he departed the team to take the helm of the might Mercedes squad.
"If there was one man who stood for perseverance, resilience and stamina, then it was Sir Frank," said the Mercedes team boss and co-owner.
"I am incredibly grateful and proud to have had the chance to work with him and been a small part of his journey.
"Many of us at Mercedes will continue to see him as a great inspiration.
"Rest in peace, Sir Frank.
"The thoughts of myself and the Team are with his family and our friends at Williams".
RIP Sir Frank, you have certainly earned your eternal peace.