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Why team sale provides the reset Williams needs

Williams is settling into its new era under the stewardship of Dorilton Capital, and it's a move that works well for all parties concerned says MARK GALLAGHER

Late 2009, and a call came into Cosworth from Frank Williams' PA asking if I could attend a meeting. She added that this would be, "today, at 12pm," before continuing, "and Sir Frank will be coming to your offices. He would like to have a look around the factory and then have a meeting. Lunch won't be required." Gulp.

In the two hours that followed floors were swept, benches cleared and socks pulled up in 
time for one of Formula 1's greatest team owners to receive a tour. Winner of 113 grands prix (this 
was pre-Pastor Maldonado of course), seven drivers' and nine constructors' titles, and the man who tackled tetraplegia with a determination which made the challenge of Formula 1 appear utterly inconsequential, was in quiet, polite, slightly terrifying form.

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