11-14 January 2018

WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING

Autosport 2017

Williams Martini Racing kick started its 40th anniversary at the show in 2017

Williams Martini Racing kick started its 40th anniversary at the show in 2017

Williams Martini Racing featured for a second consecutive year at the show. Visitors were able to immersive themselves in an interactive centerpiece experience which started off the celebrations for the team going into their fourth decade in Formula 1.

The Williams experience was incredibly popular and tickets sold out within a day. Tickets were made available with a £5 donation going to the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA), which Claire Williams, the deputy principal of Williams Martini Racing is Vice President of.  

If you missed the experience, see below a behind the scenes video from the Williams Experience

Lance Stroll

Rookie F1 driver and Williams rising star Lance Stroll debuted at the show on Saturday 14th January. He greeted fans and signed autographs at the Autosport Stage which saw the Grove based team take over with their 40th anniversary celebrations. 

Rob Smedley

Head of Race Engineering Rob Smedley joined the Williams celebrations on Sunday 15th January. Smedley spent eight years as a race engineer to Felipe Massa at Ferrari, before they both moved to the Grove based team in 2014. Rob Smedley appeared on stage talking all things racing, and also greeted fans and signed autographs.

Claire Williams

Claire Williams, deputy team principal of Williams Martini Racing, attended on Sunday 15th January. She took to the Autosport Stage on the final day and discussed the 2016 season, what’s next for Williams and the future of F1. She spoke about their new driver Lance Stroll and a teaser of who would race alongside the rookie in 2017. It was later announced that Felipe Massa would be joining the team again, replacing the departed Valterri Bottas.
Claire Williams

Star Studded Car Line-Up

The star-studded car line-up saw four legendary cars making an appearance at the show. The car that gave Williams its first victory in the sport, the FW07 appeared alongside two championship winning cars. The car that gave Nigel Mansell his 1992 World Championship, the FW14B and Damon Hill’s FW18 that won him the 1996 World Championship were showcased in all their glory for fans to enjoy. The 2003 Monaco Grand Prix winning car that was driven by Juan Pablo Montoya, FW25 also joined the line-up.

Star Studded Car Line-Up

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