Williams in 2017 return to the Autosport International Show

Williams had a large presence in 2016, and will again in 2017 - Credit: Williams F1 Team

Legendary Formula 1 team Williams will have a significant presence at the Autosport International Show for the second consecutive year when it gets underway in January at the Birmingham NEC.

In 2016, the Williams Martini Racing motorhome was the centre piece of the show, the first time it was on show outside of a Formula 1 paddock, but next years display is set to be even bigger as the team begin celebrations for the fortieth anniversary of Grand Prix racing.

Williams are likely to show off a number of their legendary cars from their heritage, and as 2016 shows, they are likely to have other tricks up their sleeves for the 2017 show.

“Our presence at Autosport International in January allowed us to engage with thousands of fans in a unique environment,” said Williams Martini Racing Deputy Team Principal Claire Williams. “It was a fantastic way to kick off the motorsport season.

“We are delighted that we will be returning to the world’s biggest motor racing show again in 2017 – a year that marks 40 years of Grand Prix racing. We’ll be kicking off our celebrations at Autosport International and, while I’m not going to reveal too much, fans can rest assured that our new centrepiece attraction will be bigger and better than ever, giving them an innovative way of celebrating our past, present and future. Not to mention the chance to learn about other elements of the Williams organisation that they may not be familiar with.”

Last year, Williams, Chief Technical Officer Pat Symonds and driver Felipe Massa all participated in the show, and more big names are expected to be announced for the 2017 show, which takes place between 12-15 January.