At the beginning of this year, Williams F1 team floated their shares in the German stock market.  There have been varied interpretations of this move.  The more generous ones have taken it as an effort to bring more money to the team while the more cynical ones saw this as an attempt by Frank Williams and especially Patrick Head to cash out when the going was still good.  Whatever the reason, the flotation of the shares took place and now the value of the shares have reportedly crashed due to the lack of performance by the team in the first three races of this season.  A great pity.