Lewis Hamilton says he dreamt of driving a Williams

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In light of the Williams family stepping away from Formula 1, Lewis Hamilton gave his opinion on Sir Frank Williams and his legendary team.

After struggling with their performance for two years, Williams recently announced It has been sold to an investment company Dorilton Capital. Yesterday it was announced Williams’ Deputy Team Principal Claire Williams will be stepping down from her role in the team after the Italian Grand Prix, while the whole Williams family, including legendary team-founder Sir Frank Williams, will be stepping away from Formula 1 altogether.

While giving his thoughts on the situation, Lewis Hamilton revealed he at one time dreamed of driving one of their cars.

“I’m a big fan of Sir Frank and his incredible contribution to the sport,” Hamilton told Sky Sports F1.

“He was always so positive to me and was one of the people I respected most here. He was probably one of the most honest, if not the most honest person in Formula 1.

“And so definitely sad to see an end of a chapter, but I think the legacy will continue. I was hopeful at some stage that they were going to come back and be back at the front.

“I remember dreaming of driving the car that [Nigel] Mansell had, or one of DC’s [David Coulthard’s] cars or something… but it never turned into a real option for me. And that’s when I moved obviously to Mercedes.

“But I wish them all the best and all the health in the world on their next endeavours,” concluded the Briton.

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