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Jonathan Williams

Jonathan Williams. Copyright Jonathan Williams, permission to use given and supplied to Gergely Gabris, 2009.

Jonathan Williams. Copyright Jonathan Williams, permission to use given and supplied to Gergely Gabris, 2009.

Born:

26 Oct 1942
Cairo, Egypt

Died:

31 Aug 2014
Arroyo de la Miel, Benalmadena, Malaga, Spain

Nationality:

Great Britain

Grands Prix:

1 (1967)

F2 starts:

3 (1968-1969)

A racer who was often based abroad in his racing career, Williams latterly lived in Spain and also worked as a pilot in the South of France area before very sadly losing his battle with cancer in 2014. Finished his career in sportscars and kept close links to the sport, as well as working as a writer and columnist. A well-travelled, intelligent man who was multi-lingual, Williams' debut in Grand Prix racing came at the very last minute at the last race of the 1967 season - Williams had expected only to be a backup. Namesake Frank Williams was Jonathan's mechanic in his early days, who both met for the first time when they both crashed near each other at a race at Mallory Park in 1961! He lost his interest in the sport after the death of close friend Piers Courage, and one of his last public appearances was to attend an event at Zandvoort in 2013 to witness the unveiling of a memorial to Courage.

Biography last updated 1 Sep 2014