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Tributes flood in for legendary F1 team boss Williams

Several key figures in F1 have paid tribute to Sir Frank Williams following news of his death.

Tributes have been pouring in for Sir Frank Williams following the announcement of his death at the age of 79. It was confirmed today that the legendary Founder of the Williams F1 team had passed away peacefully surrounded by his family , and the news has been met with sadness by many in the sport. A number of current drivers on the grid have paid tribute, including Williams' George Russell and Nicholas Latifi, as well as several teams and other figures in the paddock.

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Today, we say goodbye to the man who defined our team. Sir Frank was such a genuinely wonderful human being and I’ll always remember the laughs we shared. He was more than a boss, he was a mentor and a friend to everybody who joined the Williams Racing family and so many others. pic.twitter.com/bWpFivpkmi — George Russell (@GeorgeRussell63) November 28, 2021

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RIP Sir Frank Williams. Such sad news 😔 A huge loss for our sport and our team. It’s been an honour to represent your name on the world stage and we will continue to push hard to take the team back up the grid 💙 pic.twitter.com/4UKiU3CzB4 — Nicholas Latifi (@NicholasLatifi) November 28, 2021

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RIP Frank, he leaves behind a true legacy, and a spirit that can be felt around the factory every day. 💙 https://t.co/9KlYtEID0a — Jack Aitken - 한세용 (@JaitkenRacer) November 28, 2021

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Rest In Peace Sir Frank. You will be missed. Thoughts and prayers with all the Williams family. — Carlos Sainz (@Carlossainz55) November 28, 2021

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It's a sad day for our sport, Frank Williams will always be remembered as one of the heroes and #F1 icons. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, especially his daughter, Claire Williams. #RIP 🙏 pic.twitter.com/vSs7MUIUFO — Sergio Pérez (@SChecoPerez) November 28, 2021

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Sad news today Thank you for everything Frank. You will be missed. Rest in peace 🙏 #VB77 @WilliamsRacing https://t.co/zM9W8To2KQ — Valtteri Bottas (@ValtteriBottas) November 28, 2021

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a legend has left us. Rest in Peace, Sir Frank Williams, your contribution to the sport and legacy will never be forgotten 💙 pic.twitter.com/09yZE4GfOK — Scuderia AlphaTauri (@AlphaTauriF1) November 28, 2021

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Today we mourn a legend of our sport, a name synonymous with racing. Our thoughts are with Sir Frank's family and our friends at Williams. 💙 pic.twitter.com/QZfD8ptTkr — Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN (@alfaromeoracing) November 28, 2021

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We are incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of Sir Frank Williams, a man who defied the odds throughout his life and career to become one of our sport's greatest icons. A wonderful man and a brilliant competitor, his legacy will live on. Rest in peace, Sir Frank. pic.twitter.com/neCK897jID — Aston Martin Cognizant F1 Team (@AstonMartinF1) November 28, 2021

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Rest In Peace Sir Frank. What a contribution he made to the sport we all love. What a truly remarkable and incredible human being. I’ll never forget the sparkle in his eyes when he talked about the great drivers who raced for him. He adored F1, we adored him. An absolute legend x — David Croft (@CroftyF1) November 28, 2021

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Very sad news. Sir Frank Williams leaves a lasting impression on the history of @F1 . He was a pioneer, an exceptional personality & an exemplary man. On behalf of the entire @FIA Community, our thoughts are with his family, friends & @WilliamsRacing . Rest in peace, my friend https://t.co/iWygN5mYzi pic.twitter.com/uz4xyru9l4 — Jean Todt (@JeanTodt) November 28, 2021

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pic.twitter.com/vwfcPOuczu — F1 Media (@F1Media) November 28, 2021

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Goodbye Sir Frank… A truly inspirational human being whose passion for the sport was only surpassed by his tenacity. My deepest condolences to the Williams family and everyone at the @WilliamsRacing team at this time. #RIPSirFrank pic.twitter.com/68T4swYzPi — Karun Chandhok (@karunchandhok) November 28, 2021

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