End of an era at Williams as Sir Frank and daughter Claire step away from Formula One

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May 8, 2002
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Sir Frank Williams will no longer be involved in Formula One after it was announced that one of the sport's best-known families is stepping aside. Claire Williams, who has acted as the de facto boss of the British team since 2013, revealed she will be departing her role as deputy team principal. Williams, winners of 16 drivers' and constructors' world championships, were sold last month to US investment firm Dorilton Capital. The Williams name will leave the sport following this weekend's Italian Grand Prix. The identity of the team's replacements are yet to be confirmed. Claire Williams said: "With the future of the team now secured, this feels like the appropriate time for us to step away from the sport. "We believe now is the right time to hand over the reins and give the new owners the opportunity to take the team into the future.

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