Williams F1 Team founder Sir Frank Williams will be bestowed the 2014 ‘Bernie Ecclestone Award’ ahead of this weekend’s inaugural Russian Grand Prix.

The inaugural award was created in 2011 by Alberto Bombassei, Chairman of F1 brake supplier Brembo, to recognise Ecclestone for his entrepreneurial efforts as part of Brembo’s fiftieth anniversary.

Ecclestone was so taken with the concept that he decided to continue the programme, and each year recognise a member of the Formula 1 community in conjunction with Brembo.

Former Ferrari president was the 2012 recipient, followed by Niki Lauda, the three-time World Champion and Mercedes Non-Executive Chairman, in 2013.

Sir Frank Williams will join the group during a special ceremony at the Sochi Autodrom on Sunday at midday.

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