Williams began his racing career in the early ’60s at the wheel of a Mini and, later, Austin A40 cars. From there, he moved up to Formula Junior, racing a Merlyn-ford MKV. After that car was destroyed in a major crash at Monaco, Williams moved into the Lotus 22 featured on these pages. His best result in the Lotus came when he finished fourth in the Autobahnspinne-rennen. Following that, Williams raced in the new Formula 3 (F3) category under the Anglo-swiss Racing banner alongside his friend Piers Courage. By 1965, both Williams and Courage were racing Brabham BT10S for Charles Lucas, with Williams winning races at Zolder and Monza. Following those successes, Williams joined the de Sanctis team for 1966. Victories that year included the first of three wins in the famous Monza Lottery Grand Prix (GP). Williams had now caught the attention of Ferrari, and he joined the legendary Scuderia in 1967, initially to drive in Formula 2. However, that didn’t really work out, and Williams continued to race his de Sanctis F3 car while also putting in a few stints in Ferrari sports cars. Then came what would be his first and only opportunity to race a Formula 1 (F1) car. Having lost Lorenzo Bandini following a tragic crash at the Monaco GP, Ferrari was down to a single F1 driver for the remainder of the 1967 season — Chris Amon. For the end-of-season Mexican GP, Ferrari fielded two cars for Amon, but, at the last minute, Enzo Ferrari decided that both cars should run in the GP. Williams, only 24 years old at the time, suddenly found himself at the wheel of a Ferrari 312, a car he’d never driven prior to that day. As you can imagine, he was way off the race pace, qualifying in a lowly 16th position and finishing in eighth place. Ferrari never gave him a second chance. Williams remained active, mostly in sports car racing, although many will more readily remember the part he played in the Steve Mcqueen movie Le Mans, co-driving the Porsche 908/02 camera car. Williams retired from motor sport in 1972, becoming a pilot and, in later years, a writer and photographer, and died on August 31, 2014, aged 71. His autobiography — Shooting Star on a Prancing Horse — appeared a year later in August 2015. In the book, Williams talks about the Lotus 22 he sold to a New Zealander. Williams also made an appearance in the documentary film Steve Mcqueen: The Man and Le Mans, which was released some months after his death.