The American putting his faith in Williams

The American putting his faith in Williams

Brad Hollinger has an enviable collection of classic grand prix cars, he's bought a share in Williams and plans to increase it, and he's certain America is about to go wild for F1. DIETER RENCKEN meets him

When you first make new Williams shareholder Brad Hollinger's acquaintance - as this writer did during the Austrian Grand Prix weekend - you are left in no doubt as to the 60-year-old's brawn, his frame kept trim through many years of "pumping iron".

However, as Brad outlined the rationale behind his purchase of a (admittedly modest) stake in Williams from Toto Wolff, who had acquired a 15 per cent share in the team in two tranches well prior to being offered Mercedes motorsport's top job, it became abundantly clear that brain at least matched physical appearance.

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