Manager of Formula 1 Team Williams Presented BBC AwardBy Mayuri, Gaea News Network
Monday, December 20, 2010
NEW YORK (GaeaTimes.com) — Sir Frank Williams shared a remarkable moment in his life as he was crowned with the prestigious title of Helen Rollason Award at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards in Birmingham on Sunday.
The founder and manager of the Williams formula one team was presented with the award, which recognises outstanding achievement in the face of adversity and is named after the former BBC presenter who died in August 1999 after losing her fight with cancer.
Williams, 68, has been in a wheelchair since suffering a spinal injury in 1986. The Williams team have won 16 championship titles and are the third most successful F1 team in history, behind Ferrari and McLaren. In 1999, Williams received a knighthood for services to motorsport.
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