Autosport International Show have announced that there will be a large display of Williams Formula One cars alongside their Williams Martini Racing feature in January.
It was announced that the display will feature a variety of cars including the team’s first Formula One car, Damon Hill’s Drivers’ Championship winning FW18 as well as the most recent in the form of the Williams Martini Racing FW37.
In total, there will be eight cars on show for visitors to see but as well as the cars, there will also be a number of guest speakers who have been involved with the team throughout their eventful history, including 1996 World Champion, Damon Hill. There will also be features available for visitors about the Williams Advanced Engineering division and Williams’ Heritage.
“We get such great support from the fans and we can’t wait to be able to give something back at Autosport International,” claimed Williams Martini Racing Deputy Team Principal, Claire Williams.
“We’ve got some incredible features lined up, and it is a great opportunity to get this close to some of our most famous racing cars – including the current seasons. It’s also a great opportunity for us to showcase the Advanced Engineering and Heritage divisions.”
As part of the display, Williams Martini Racing Motorhome which appears in the Formula One paddock during a race weekend will be built for the first time away from the circuit beside the Autosport Stage inside the NEC. The unique building will be constructed to stand eight meters tall and will be a spectacular feature and sight for any Formula One fan attending over the weekend.
“We’re confident that this year’s Autosport International will be the best yet,” admitted Ian France, the Autosport International Show Director. “A big reason for that is the excellent Williams Martini Racing feature we have planned. To be able to see so many legendary Formula One cars from such a celebrated racing team is amazing.”
Although the feature will focus upon the Formula One side of Williams, there will be a number of interesting pieces that will give visitors an insight into Williams Advanced Engineering, who currently provide the Formula E Championship with their batteries. In addition, visitors will be able to learn more about the Williams Heritage division, which restores and fully supports Williams Racing cars for private owners.
As normal, the Autosport Stage will play host to a number of interviews to Motorsport stars across the weekend and will feature famous faces who have been involved with the development of Williams Formula One, past and present.
Anthony Rowlinson, Group Editor of Motorsport at Haymarket Media Group said: “…This collection of Williams racing cars is one of the largest assembled in any one place ever.
Every single one of them is steeped in heritage, with famous names and victories associated with each. Visitors to Autosport International this year will be able to witness something truly special thanks to this Williams Martini Racing feature.”
The Autosport International Show will take place from 14-17 January 2016 at the NEC in Birmingham.