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How Williams overcame its greatest setback
Just as Williams hit a renewed peak of form in alliance with Honda, a road accident with life-changing consequences for founder and team principal Frank Williams created a new set of formidable challenges, recalls DAMIEN SMITH in the second of our multi-part history of Williams F1.
For his first 44 years he lived one life, then since 8 March 1986 he has lived another. That's all Frank Williams has tended to say publicly about the devastating accident that forever changed his daily existence, because as far as he is concerned what else is there to say? To the rest of us, his resilience in the face of such severe physical disability makes him a figure of dumbfounding awe.
To the man himself, it's just the reality he finds himself living through. Self-indulgence, self-pity? Not likely. After the accident, the only option was - and still is - to press on regardless. That is the Williams way.
George Russell and Valtteri Bottas' collision at Imola on Sunday prompted fury in the Formula 1 paddock. But Russell's carefully-worded heartfelt statement later, acknowledging that his initial response was wrong, proved the right move
In Max Verstappen's Formula 1 career to date, he has been cast as the 'pretender', an acknowledged top-line performer without the car to regularly challenge Lewis Hamilton. But that no longer applies in 2021, and the start to the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix was the most telling signal yet of what we can expect from their duel this year
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Rain before the start of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix promised to spice up the action, and the race certainly delivered on that. Max Verstappen got the best launch to win from Lewis Hamilton, but both got away with mistakes that could have had serious consequences
The first in a line of world beaters was designed in a back bedroom and then constructed in a shed. STUART CODLING recalls the Tyrrell 001
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