Formula 1 mourns today one of its great ones. In fact, at the age of 79, Sir Frank Williams, founder of the homonymous stable and symbol of the Circus for over four decades, passed away. Born on April 16, 1942, Williams began his F1 adventure as a team owner in 1972 with Politoys, which later became Iso-Marlboro and – from 1975 onwards – Williams. After the first adventures with negative results, with the creature that bore his name Frank Williams has established himself all over the world. The team he created has in fact become the third most successful in the history of the Circus, after Ferrari and McLaren, and even the second most successful in the number of constructors’ championships. Nine: the first in 1980, the last in 1997, also the year of the last of the seven drivers’ titles won, with Jacques Villeneuve.