Lady Virginia Williams, the wife of Sir Frank Willimas, has passed away after a long battle with cancer.
Virginia, known as Ginny, had fought a two-and-a-half-year battle with cancer before succumbing to the illness on Thursday night.
"It is with great sadness that we report the death of Lady Virginia Williams, wife of Williams Founder and Team Principal Sir Frank Williams," the Williams team said in a statement.
"Lady Virginia, or 'Ginny' as she was better known, died peacefully at the family home last night surrounded by Frank and the rest of the Williams family. Ginny had been bravely battling cancer for the past two and a half years.
"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."
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