Lewis Hamilton was among the many drivers paying tribute to F1 legend Frank Williams - calling him a ‘racer and fighter at heart’.

Seven-time champion Hamilton wrote a special message on Twitter to the motorsport veteran, calling him “one of the kindest people” in the sport.

"Sir Frank Williams was one of the kindest people I had the pleasure of meeting in this sport. What he achieved is something truly special. Until his last days I know he remained a racer and a fighter at heart. His legacy will live on forever," Hamilton wrote.

Hamilton has never raced for Williams - although Sir Frank did try to sign him as a youngster before his move to McLaren.

Oxford Mail:

In 2020 Hamilton said he used to "dream" of driving for Williams after it was confirmed following that year’s Italian Grand Prix that the Williams family would leave the team founded by Sir Frank more than 40 years before.

Mercedes driver Hamilton led tributes to Williams, particularly Sir Frank.

"I'm a big fan of Sir Frank and his incredible contribution to the sport," said Lewis. "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 people in Formula 1. And so definitely sad to see an end of a chapter, but I think the legacy will continue."