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– Visitors to Autosport International can now sign up for the major Williams Martini Racing feature
– With 2017 marking Williams’ 40th anniversary, NEC visitors can expect an immersive and interactive centerpiece experience which celebrates four decades of Britain’s most successful Formula One team
– Tickets are available for a £5 charitable donation to the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA)
– Those holding tickets to Autosport International and the Performance Car Show will have priority to buy tickets until Saturday 10th December at 8am, when the sale opens up to the general public
– Williams’ cars, drivers, team members, Williams Advanced Engineering and Williams Heritage will all be celebrated at Autosport International
– The event takes place from 12-15th January 2017 at the Birmingham NEC with tickets on sale now from http://www.autosportinternational.com

With Williams’ interactive 40th anniversary feature set to be a key attraction at Autosport International in January, the organisers are inviting visitors to buy tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

Fans will be able to immerse themselves in 40 years of Williams heritage – from when the team was established by Sir Frank Williams and Patrick Head in 1977 right up to Williams Martini Racing of 2017 – as part of a centerpiece that will also see a complete overhaul of the Autosport Stage.

As it did earlier this year, all aspects of the Grove-based racing team will be celebrated at Autosport International 2017, from star cars to drivers and key team members. All visitors will be able to partake in these wider celebrations but to go back in time and experience the history of Williams for themselves through the interactive feature, fans will need to secure a place.

Tickets are available for timed slots throughout the show for a charitable donation of £5. All proceeds will go to the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) of which Claire Williams, deputy team principal, is vice president. The charity works to support all those affected by spinal cord injury by advising, educating and campaigning on their behalf.

Places are very limited, so visitors who have already booked to attend Autosport International and The Performance Car Show will have priority to buy tickets for the feature until Saturday 10th December at 8am. After this point the wider public will be able to secure their spot when purchasing general admission tickets online or over the phone. If any tickets are remaining, they will be available from the box office at the NEC during the show.

The event will also give visitors an insight into the world of Williams Advanced Engineering, the division that transfers technology from Formula One to market sectors as diverse as defence and renewable energy.

Williams Advanced Engineering has completed many high profile projects recently, including supplying all batteries to the inaugural FIA Formula E Championship. In addition, visitors will be able to learn about Williams Heritage, the team’s historic racing division, which restores and fully supports Williams racing cars for private owners.

Anthony Rowlinson, Group Editor Autosport, F1 Racing and Motorsport News said: “The feature is set to be a real crowd-pleaser for motorsport fans of all ages, giving the chance to look back over four decades of action from one of Formula One’s most iconic and beloved teams.

“With the expected popularity of this immersive centerpiece, visitors should book sooner rather than later to not only ensure they can experience it for themselves but also to support such a worthwhile charity as SIA.”

More details of the Williams special feature at Autosport International will be announced in the coming weeks. The 2017 Autosport International show takes place from 12-15 January at the Birmingham NEC. Tickets for the event, which covers every aspect of motorsport from karting to Formula One™ and also engineering, are on sale now and can be purchased from http://www.autosportinternational.com.

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