Williams back in charge of F1 team after Parr exit

Race winner Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Williams celebrates with Frank Williams (GBR) Williams Team Owner and the team. Formula One World Championship, Rd5, Spanish Grand Prix, Race Day, Barcelona, Spain, Sunday 13 May 2012.Jun.27 (GMM) Sir Frank Williams has revealed he is back at the helm at his multiple championship winning Formula 1 team, after the departure of Adam Parr.

Although always the  major shareholder  70-year-old had taken a step back at the Oxfordshire based team, relinquishing his Team Principal role, and stepping down from the board.

He had expressed great faith in the abilities of Parr, but Williams chairman surprised the F1 world by resigning earlier this season.

Williams told F1’s official website on Wednesday that he is now back in charge.

“Well, I have to say that it is sad Adam Parr didn’t achieve what we would have liked together, after all that he did,” the team’s founder and long-time chief said.

“So when he left it was left to me to step back into that position,” added Williams, who had handed over the chairmanship to Parr in 2010.

The team suffered arguably its lowest low last year, but Williams has been back in the winner’s circle in 2012, Pastor Maldonado winning from pole in Spain.

“Adam Parr – to his credit – played a significant role in his all too short time with the team,” Frank Williams continued.

“I am very sad that he left as he is a terribly clever man who took on two or three key people, like Mike Coughlan for instance, and some key people in engineering, and that makes all the difference. We do see that,” he said.

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  • Hawk

    and got rid of Sam Michaels

  • Speedo

    He should not have left. It should have been Maldonado