1997 F1 champion Jacques Villeneuve for Autosport International 2017

Jacques Villeneuve, the 1997 Formula 1 world champion, will headline the final day of next weekend's Autosport International show

1997 F1 champion Jacques Villeneuve for Autosport International 2017

Villeneuve, who won the F1 title with Williams two years after winning the Indianapolis 500 and CART Indycar title, will be at Birmingham's NEC on Sunday January 15.

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The Canadian also raced with BAR, Renault, Sauber and BMW in F1, and subsequently in an array of categories including sportscars, NASCAR, Formula E, World Rallycross and the Australian Supercars series.

"Autosport International is at the heart of what both drivers and fans love about racing," Villeneuve said.

"It is an opportunity to indulge in all things motorsport.

"I'm very excited to share my stories and my experiences of my life behind the wheel, twenty years on from winning the Formula 1 World Championship.

"I'm also looking forward to meet the fans who have supported my racing career for over 30 years."

Villeneuve will be joined at Autosport International on the last of the show's four days by Williams deputy team principal Claire Williams and performance chief Rob Smedley.

Williams's 2017 rookie Lance Stroll will attend the show on Saturday, along with four-time IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti.

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