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Williams keeping ‘iconic' F1 team name

Mar.13 Williams looks set to hang onto its famous team name. Actually, the Grove based team is totally controlled by US investment firm Dorilton, with late team founder Frank Williams' daughter Claire relinquishing her top job and the family's involvement in 2020. But new team boss James Vowles insists: 'The name Williams is an iconic brand and I see no reason to be without it.' Williams also remains fiercely independent, despite the fact that tough times over the past decade and beyond mean that certain mechanical components, like the transmission, are now supplied by Mercedes. But Vowles, who has just arrived at the team fresh from his former role as Mercedes' strategy boss, indicated...
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