F1 | Frank Williams In 'Stable' Condition In Hospital + Other News

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You do know that Williams had won three world championships before Newry had even come along?

And you do know that Frank set up Williams twice having lost it all to Walter Wolf? Before Patrick was even involved in motor racing?

Frank and Patrick are were a brilliant team, complementing each other well. Newry was only at Williams for six years or so.

I really wonder if you know anything about pre 90s F1.

Been watching it since 1980. But whatever. None of what you said disputes anything I said so not sure what your whole point is exactly. Not sure you know either tbh. You can't even spell Newey correctly.
 
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Williams successes were less about Frank and more about Patrick Head and Adrian Newey. If Franks management style and endless broken promises didn't drive Newey away, maybe they'd still be winning races. He treated his drivers like crap as well. Williams was mis managed from well before the time his daughter took over.

He was certainly the driving force that got Williams going (although Patrick Head was the genius behind the operation), but his management style never adapted to cover the fact Patrick took a few steps backward and he could no longer fully rely on his genius to pull the team through. Luckily, he hired another genius in Newey but unfortunately treated him with the same contempt he treated everyone else with and hence here we have the net result.

I think we all wish Sir Frank a quick recovery.

Capito is a top notch hire. This can only be good for Williams and I wish him all the best. It was great to see his leadership drive Volkswagen to the dominant success they had in WRC. Lets hope some of that rubs off onto the new Williams group with successes on track.

There is always one being too clever and showing they really are not.
 

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It was a typo trapmire.

And my whole point apple blossom was that I didn't agree with a single thing you said. Not exactly a terribly appropriate post either given that Frank is in hospital and clearly in a bad way. But everyone is entitled to their opinion.
 
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And my whole point apple blossom was that I didn't agree with a single thing you said. Not exactly a terribly appropriate post either given that Frank is in hospital and clearly in a bad way. But everyone is entitled to their opinion.

Apple Blossom!? LOL. mkay. Anyway, I maintain my view having followed the sport for 40 years now, but yes I agree, perhaps I should have chosen a better time to air them (although I was more responding in context of the management changes at Williams), so apologies for that offence. I, of course wish Frank all the best in a speedy recovery (as I outlined earlier)
 
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Williams was always my favourite team in F1. Their cars are still my favourites to drive. It is still really fun to sim race a 1996 Williams or a 2004 Williams for example. Sir Frank will always be legendary for building a winning team from humble beginnings.
 
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