The daughter of Williams F1 Team founder Sir Frank Williams, has been appointed as the team’s Deputy Team Principal.
She has assumed the position immediately which will see her working alongside her father and team principal Sir Frank in the day-to-day running of the team. It also means that should Sir Frank step down from his role in the team, she will become the second female team principal in F1’s history – the other being Monisha Kaltenborn who was promoted to team principal of Sauber last August.
Claire Williams’ previous roles in the team include Head of Communications, Director of Marketing and Communications and the Head of Investor Relations. Williams had planned to announce Claire as their deputy team principal before the 2013 season but the illness and passing of Lady Virginia Williams, wife of Frank, postponed the announcement.
“Over the past decade Claire has worked tirelessly for Williams. Her knowledge of the sport and passion for the team is unquestionable… With Claire being appointed Deputy Team Principal, I know the future of Williams is in extremely safe hands.” Frank Williams said.
Claire Williams added “It will be a privilege to play a part in taking the team into what I hope will be a successful next chapter.”