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AUTOSPORT INTERNATIONAL IS A DAY OUT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY11-Jan-2017
Following the most exciting motorsports season in recent history, Autosport International opens its doors this weekend to thousands of motorsport and performance car enthusiasts from around the UK and abroad.
As Europe’s largest pre-season motorsport show, From Formula 1 cars, historic racers and exotic supercars to celebrity interviews, autograph sessions and thrilling indoor racing action Autosport International is a celebration of all things motorsport and is fun for the whole family.
Featuring every level of Motor Racing - from Karting up to Formula 1- and with exhibitors ranging from specialist race suppliers to major manufacturers showcasing their road and race cars; the not-to-be-missed show truly brings together the world of Motorsport under one roof.
The highlight of this year’s show will celebrate four decades of Williams, Britain’s most successful Formula 1 team. Visitors to the show will be immerse themselves in 40 years of Williams heritage and will have an opportunity to see many famous faces of the team on the Autosport Stage including deputy team principal, Claire Williams, 1997 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve and the team’s new driver, 18-year-old Lance Stroll.
Four-time IndyCar Series champion and three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500, Dario Franchitti MBE, has joined the line-up for Autosport International 2017. The British racer, who was also the winner of the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award in 1992, will be attending Europe’s premier pre-season motorsport on Saturday 14th January.
In addition to this, Williams will be bringing a fascinating collection of its famous heritage cars including the FW07, which gave Williams its first victory, Nigel Mansell’s 1992 Drivers’ Championship-winning FW14B, Damon Hill’s 1996 Drivers’ Championship-winning FW18 and the Monaco GP-winning FW25.
For those who crave a life in the world of racing engineering, the UK’s leading tertiary institutions for motorsport including Oxford Brookes, Brooklands College, Cranfield University and Coventry University will be there to help you take your first steps towards a dream career in the fast lane. Susie Wolff MBE’s Dare To Be Different initiative will have a strong presence at the show to inspire, celebrate, connect women who work in every aspect of the wider motorsport industry..
If supercars are more your thing, the Autocar and PistonHeads.com Supercar feature at the Performance Car Show is not to be missed. This is a unique opportunity to get close to the specially selected eight-car line-up, which will boast some of the most incredible cars in the world including the Ferrari California T Handling Speciale, the 195mph Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Convertible, the stunning Aston Martin DB11 and the limited edition 2017 Ford GT.
Autosport International offers families the best live racing entertainment yet with two days of shows in a 5000-seater Live Action Arena, all included with every ticket. With the walls and ceiling keeping all those wonderful sounds and smells close-by, it’s an intense 60 minutes that can really only be described accurately as “petrolhead heaven”, offering an unrivalled variety of racing action, driving demonstrations, record-breaking stunts and celebrity appearances.
For competitive fans, Autosport International also boasts the largest indoor karting track in the country for budding racers to test their skill among some of the legends of the sport. Major manufacturers and associations are on hand to offer you advice and information on all aspects of karting, whether you are a racing veteran or a complete beginner.Autosport International opens to the public this weekend from 14th to the 15th of January. Doors open from 9am to 6pm. Visit www.autosportinternational.com for further information.