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.

Buy Autosport International 2017 tickets

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.

shares
comments
Sauber's F1 points in Brazil sealed Manor's fate, Fitzpatrick says

Previous article

Sauber's F1 points in Brazil sealed Manor's fate, Fitzpatrick says

Next article

Renault Formula 1 team reveals launch date for 2017 car

Renault Formula 1 team reveals launch date for 2017 car
Load comments
The squandered potential of a 70s F1 underdog Plus

The squandered potential of a 70s F1 underdog

A podium finisher in its first outing but then never again, the BRM P201 was a classic case of an opportunity squandered by disorganisation and complacency, says STUART CODLING

Formula 1
Sep 18, 2021
The other notable Monza escape that F1 should learn from Plus

The other notable Monza escape that F1 should learn from

OPINION: The headlines were dominated by the Italian Grand Prix crash between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, who had the halo to thank for avoiding potentially serious injury. But two days earlier, Formula 1 had a lucky escape with a Monza pitlane incident that could also have had grave consequences

Formula 1
Sep 17, 2021
How Monza only added more questions to F1's sprint race conundrum Plus

How Monza only added more questions to F1's sprint race conundrum

With two sprint races under its belt, Formula 1 must now consider its options for them going forward. While they've helped deliver exciting racing on Sundays, the sprints themselves have been somewhat lacking - creating yet another conundrum for F1 to solve...

Formula 1
Sep 16, 2021
Who should Alfa Romeo sign for 2022's F1 season? Plus

Who should Alfa Romeo sign for 2022's F1 season?

OPINION: With Valtteri Bottas already signed up for 2022, all eyes are on the race for the second seat at Alfa Romeo next year. Antonio Giovinazzi is the current incumbent, but faces a tough competition from appealing short and long-term prospects

Formula 1
Sep 15, 2021
The "forced break" that was key to Ricciardo's Monza excellence Plus

The "forced break" that was key to Ricciardo's Monza excellence

OPINION: Daniel Ricciardo has long been considered one of Formula 1’s elite drivers. But his struggles at McLaren since switching from Renault for 2021 have been painful to watch at times. Yet he’s recovered to banish those memories with a famous Monza win – built on a critically important foundation

Formula 1
Sep 14, 2021
How Verstappen is ruining his F1 title battle with Hamilton Plus

How Verstappen is ruining his F1 title battle with Hamilton

OPINION: The Italian GP clash between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen followed a running theme in the 2021 Formula 1 title fight. Their close-quarters battles have often resulted in contact - and although Hamilton has shown a willingness to back off, Verstappen must learn to temper his aggression

Formula 1
Sep 14, 2021
Italian Grand Prix Driver Ratings Plus

Italian Grand Prix Driver Ratings

Two drivers produced maximum-score performances as, for the second year in a row, Monza threw up an unpredictable result that left several others ruing what might have been

Formula 1
Sep 13, 2021
Why Ricciardo was set for Monza F1 triumph even without Verstappen/Hamilton crash Plus

Why Ricciardo was set for Monza F1 triumph even without Verstappen/Hamilton crash

The clash between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton was the major flashpoint the 2021 Italian Grand Prix will be remembered for. Yet by this point, race leader Daniel Ricciardo had already done the hard work that would put him in position to end his and McLaren's lengthy win droughts, on a memorable afternoon in Monza

Formula 1
Sep 13, 2021