Lady Virginia Williams, the wife of Sir Frank Williams, has died aged 66 after a two year battle with cancer.
A statement by the Williams F1 team reads, “It is with great sadness that we report the death of Lady Virginia Williams, wife of Williams founder and team principal Sir Frank Williams.
“Lady Virginia, or ‘Ginny’ as she was better known, died peacefully at the family home. Ginny had been bravely battling cancer for the past two and a half years.
“It goes without saying that Virginia Williams played an enormous role in getting Sir Frank through the aftermath of his road car accident and she had been a rock in his life ever since.
“Ginny will always be an integral part of Williams’ history and success, and today we pay tribute to a much loved member of the Williams family who will be sorely missed.
“Please respect the family’s wishes for privacy at this time.”