Charting the story of Formula One's most celebrated family, 'Williams' is a thrilling account of how one man built a racing empire and a heart-rending portrait of life in the aftermath of a tragedy.
Starting out with nothing more than a single-minded obsession for speed, Sir Frank Williams created one of the world’s most enduring F1 racing teams, winning nine Constructors’ Championships across 40 years. But in 1986 and at the height of this success, a near fatal car accident left Frank fighting for his life and the team’s future in doubt.
'Williams' tells the story of Frank’s rise to fame and how his family battled to keep him alive and the team afloat after the crash. Featuring heart-pounding racing footage, interviews with much-loved F1 stars (including Sir Jackie Stewart, Nigel Mansell, Alan Jones and Sir Patrick Head) and with illuminating accounts of what really went on behind closed doors, this is an honest, authentic and incredibly revealing portrait of one of the most extraordinary families in an sport.
★★★★ "The fascination of the documentary lies in the way it interweaves the Williams family saga with the story of the Williams Formula 1 team" - Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent
★★★★ "Moving, rigorous and essential" - Tim Robey, The Telegraph
★★★★ "Transcends the remit of the sports documentary" - Ed Potton, The Times
★★★★★ "Much more than a film about motor racing" – Adam Sweeting, The Arts Desk