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Williams F1 team to celebrate anniversary at Autosport International 2017

The Williams Formula 1 team will start its 40th anniversary celebrations at next year's Autosport International show

Williams F1 team to celebrate anniversary at Autosport International 2017

Williams had a major presence at the annual motorsport event earlier this year, displaying a series of cars from its F1 history and its motorhome, while guests included driver Felipe Massa and deputy team principal Claire Williams.

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The outfit will return to Birmingham's NEC for the 2017 show on January 12-15, marking 40 years since Sir Frank Williams and Patrick Head founded the team in 1977.

An interactive feature will span 40 years of Williams history, with details of the drivers, cars and team personnel involved to be announced in the coming weeks.

"Our presence at Autosport International in January allowed us to engage with thousands of fans in a unique environment," Claire Williams said.

"We are delighted that we will be returning to the world's biggest motor racing show again in 2017 - a year that marks our 40th anniversary.

"We'll be kicking off 12 months of celebrations at Autosport International and while I'm not going to reveal too much, fans can rest assured that our new centrepiece attraction will be bigger and better than ever, giving them an innovative way of celebrating our past, present and future.

"Not to mention the chance to learn about other elements of the Williams organisation that they may not be familiar with."

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