Claire Williams promoted to deputy principal

Williams F1 Team, LAT Photographic

27 March 2013 by TF1T Staff

Claire Williams has been promoted to deputy team principal of the Williams team, which will see her working alongside father and co-founder Sir Frank.

The decision had been made in late-February, but the official announcement was delayed following the death of Claire's mother, Ginny.

Claire will also retain her previous position of director of marketing and communications which she began three years ago.

"I have grown up in the sport and have learnt the ropes from one of Formula 1's legendary team principals and as a result I feel well equipped for this new challenge," she said.

"I understand the commitment that every person within the team gives each day to see our car out on the track and I am determined to see us back at the top."

Her father hinted that she is part of his succession plan following the departure of Adam Parr.

"Over the past decade Claire has worked tirelessly for Williams," he added.

"Her knowledge of the sport and passion for the team is unquestionable and I'm proud to say that during her time here she has proven herself to be one of our most valuable assets.

"With Claire being appointed deputy team principal, I know the future of Williams is in extremely safe hands."