Lady Virginia Williams has passed away

Today is a sad day in the Formula 1 community, with the Williams F1 team announcing that Lady Virginia Williams (pictured above, right), wife of team founder Sir Frank, has passed away today.

Better known to many as ‘Ginny’, the 66-year-old died peacefully at home surrounded by her family, a media release from the Grove team confirms. It was known that she had been battling cancer for the last two-and-a-half years.

Ginny was an integral part of the Williams team’s history and success, particularly with her role in nursing her husband back to health after his spinal injury in 1986.

There won’t be a member of the F1 community who wouldn’t be hard hit by the news, and the team extends its deepest sympathies to the entire Williams family and team during this time.

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.