Lance Stroll and Rob Smedley added to Autosport Show line-up

by Rachel Hack

New Williams Martini Racing driver Lance Stroll has been added to the list of attendees of the Autosport Show, set to take place at the Birmingham NEC on 12 – 15 January 2017.

Stroll, who makes his F1 debut as a Williams driver in 2017, after a successful campaign that saw the Canadian secure the European Formula 3 title in dominating style last year, will take to the Autosport International stage on Saturday 14 January.

The Grove based squads Head of Performance Engineering, Rob Smedley, who was also a long time race engineer to Felipe Massa during his lengthy career, will be interviewed on Sunday 15 January.

Deputy Team Principal Claire Williams will also appear on the Sunday, and feels this event will be a great chance for everyone to get to know their new recruit and his thoughts on the challenge that lays ahead of him, prior to the start of the season.

“We are pleased to confirm that Lance Stroll and Rob Smedley will be joining our 40th anniversary celebrations at Autosport International. It’s a great opportunity for fans to hear from Lance, and meet him, before he takes to the grid for the first time in Australia.”

Williams revealed before Christmas that a unique and interactive centrepiece would be created for the Autosport Show in celebration of its forty years in Formula One, in a display that will pay homage to the teams longstanding F1 history.

The piece will also include a collection of the team’s famous heritage cars, including the car that gave Williams its first ever victory, the FW07.

Nigel Mansell’s 1992 Drivers’ Championship-winning FW14B, the 1996 Drivers’ Championship-winning FW18 of Damon Hill, and the 2003 Monaco GP-winning FW25 will also be on show.

Tickets for the event are on sale now and can be purchased from the events website by clicking here

Tickets for Williams’ experiential centrepiece are also available for a charitable donation to Williams Martini Racing’s official charity partner, the Spinal Injuries Association, which supports those affected by spinal cord injuries.

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