Williams, who founded Williams Grand Prix Engineering in 1977 and led the team until its sale to US investors last year, died on Sunday surrounded by his family. 

Williams built the team named after him into one of the most successful in the sport. During his time at the helm, Williams claimed 114 grand prix victories and a total of 16 world championships.

Seven drivers' titles and nine constructors’ world championships were amassed as Williams dominated much of the 1980s and 1990s. 

Following the announcement of Williams’s death, major paddock figures from F1 and motorsport paid their respects.

F1 CEO and president Stefano Domenicali said: “He was a true giant of our sport that overcame the most difficult of challenges in life and battled every day to win on and off the track.  

“We have lost a much loved and respected member of the F1 family and he will be hugely missed. His incredible achievements and personality will be with etched on our sport forever.” 

Several took to social media to share their tributes. Below is just a selection of those who paid their condolences to Williams.