Date: 29th April 2015 at 11:03am
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At 73-years-old Frank Williams is already considered a legendary Formula One team owner.

Since founding the team alongside Patrick Head in 1977 the Williams team have won 7 Formula One World Championship drivers titles and 9 Formula One World Championship constructors titles.

Race drivers for the team have stood on the top step of the podium celebrating Grand Prix victories on 114 occasions.

Frank Williams is a has quadriplegic following a road accident in 1986, but over the years has been a mainstay in the paddock in a wheelchair.

Up until recently he regularly attended Grand Prix weekends, but his appearances have become far fewer in recent years.

But despite this, Williams deputy team principal and daughter Claire Williams insists that her father will not retire.

‘Frank is team principal. Always has been and always will be until we find him one day face down on the desk,’ she told Reuters.

‘Frank is in there 24/7, he’s in the office more than any of us. He loves it, he’s passionate about it but he has a management team in place that he trusts to run the business,’ she added.

‘But Frank is there, he will always be and has no plans to retire. It wouldn’t be the same without him.’