What to See at Autosport International 2016

If you are a UK based Williams fan then you are in for a treat this weekend if you can make it to Birmingham where the annual Autosport International show takes place. This year the show is hosting a major Williams retrospective and has a number of activities taking place that you’ll not want to miss. Here are our highlights:

1. Eight cars on display

The show will see the largest display of Williams machinery outside of the Grove museum and will include:

2. Williams Motorhome

For the first time the Williams motorhome is being built away from a grand prix circuit and indoors. Unfortunately you won’t be able to wander around it but just gaze longingly from a distance!

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3. FW08C in the live action arena

While most cars on display will be static the FW08C will be giving live demo runs in the live action arena. The FW08C was the car that won the driver’s title with Keke Rosberg and also gave Ayrton Senna his first F1 test at Donnington.

Monte Carlo, Monaco, 12th - 15th May 1983, RD5. Keke Rosberg, Williams FW08C-Ford, leads Alain Prost, Renault RE30B. Action. Photo: LAT Photographic/Williams F1. Ref: 1983_Monaco_09

Monte Carlo, Monaco, 12th – 15th May 1983, RD5.
Keke Rosberg, Williams FW08C-Ford, leads Alain Prost, Renault RE30B. Action.
Photo: LAT Photographic/Williams F1. Ref: 1983_Monaco_09

4. Felipe Massa, Damon Hill and Claire Williams and many more

Williams are bringing out the big guns for the show with Claire Williams, Pat Symonds and Rob Smedley from the current team all in attendance. On the driver front there will be Felipe Massa (who will also drive the FW08C on Sunday afternoon) and Damon Hill.

Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, United States of America. Saturday 24 October 2015. Felipe Massa, Williams F1, talks with Rob Smedley, Head of Vehicle Performance, Williams F1. Photo: Glenn Dunbar/Williams ref: Digital Image WW2Q3320

Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, United States of America.
Saturday 24 October 2015.
Felipe Massa, Williams F1, talks with Rob Smedley, Head of Vehicle Performance, Williams F1.
Photo: Glenn Dunbar/Williams
ref: Digital Image WW2Q3320

5. Williams Designed Jaguar

Finally, on display will be the Jaguar c-x75 prototype designed by Williams and used by the villains in the latest Bond movie, SPECTRE.

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So plenty to see and do which should keep everyone entertained and if you can’t make then check out the site over the weekend as we will be posting updates.

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