Claire Williams Appointed Williams F1 Deputy Principal

March 27, 2013

Claire Williams has been promoted to deputy team principal of the Williams Formula 1 team, having joined the company in 2002 in a media role.

Williams was promoted to director of marketing and communications three years ago and will retain that role in addition to her new position, where she will work alongside her father, team-founder Frank Williams.

A Williams F1 statement that the decision to promote Claire was taken ahead of the 2013 season, but the announcement was postponed following the death of Claire’s mother, Ginny.

Frank Williams said: “Over the past decade Claire has worked tirelessly for Williams.

“Her knowledge of the sport and passion for the team is unquestionable and I’m proud to say that during her time here she has proven herself to be one of our most valuable assets.

“With Claire being appointed deputy team principal, I know the future of Williams is in extremely safe hands.”

Claire Williams added: “I have grown up in the sport and have learnt the ropes from one of Formula 1’s legendary team principals and as a result I feel well equipped for this new challenge,” she said.

“I understand the commitment that every person within the team gives each day to see our car out on the track and I am determined to see us back at the top.”