Day: September 8, 2020

Claire Williams waved her cars out for the last time at Monza

MONZA, Italy — Claire Williams waved the team’s cars out of the garage before Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix in a symbolic and fitting farewell as she and her family bowed out of Formula One.

Canadian Nicholas Latifi and Britain’s George Russell were unable to provide a first point of 2020 but the former at least came close with 11th place, matching the team’s best showing in eight races.

Monza was Williams’ last race in charge of the team founded by father Frank, with new owners U.S.-based Dorilton Capital taking over.

After 43 years and 739 grands prix, an era had ended. Next week will see new management in place, even if Claire Williams will still be around at the factory as part of an organized handover.

“It has been my greatest privilege and my biggest honor to work with