Damon Hill to join Autosport Show line-up

Damon Hill and his 1996 World Championship-winning Williams FW18 will be star attractions for the 2016 Autosport International Show in January.

The British driver, who joined Williams as a test driver in 1991 before being promoted to a race seat alongside Alain Prost in 1993, fought hard with Michael Schumacher for the 1994 and 1995 titles before finally clinching the championship in 1996, taking eight wins in the process.

The FW18 is the most successful Williams car of all time, with then-Canadian rookie Jacques Villeneuve also securing four wins, meaning the team triumphed in twelve of the sixteen races held that season.

Claire Williams, the Deputy Team Principal of Williams Martini Racing, has welcomed the announcement of Hill to the show, especially with a large display of Williams cars and the building of the team’s eight-metre tall hospitality unit set to grace the Birmingham NEC.

“Williams is inextricably linked with Damon, with both team and driver having enjoyed such a long period of success in the ‘90s,” said Williams.

“What a privilege it will be to see Damon reunited with the FW18 at Autosport International in January, sharing some of his memories.”