Friday, May 23, 2008

Sir Frank triple’s Fisi

While various statistician’s quarrel over whether or not Rubinoe has indeed broken the all time F1 career starts tally, along with Fishy-fella set to become only the ninth driver to make 200 Grand Prix starts, Sir Frank Williams will make a bit of history himself this weekend at Monte Carlo, as;

Monaco marks Sir Frank Williams's 600th World Championship Grand Prix as an entrant, his first race having been the 1969 Spanish Grand Prix when he entered Piers Courage in a Brabham BT26. In the course of his career Frank's cars have won 113 races, seven Drivers' titles and nine Constructors' titles. He has been knighted in England and received the Legion d'Honneur from the French.
"Reaching 600 Grand Prix means very little to me," says Frank. "I do have to admit, however, that there have been some brilliant moments over to 40 years that I've been racing, and there have also been some moments of great sadness. If I was 40 years younger I would still choose the same path to where I find myself today."