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Autosport International 2024 Preview

Autosport International 2024 kicks off this week at the NEC in Birmingham.

Europe’s Largest Motorsport Show returns for an action-packed spectacle of unmissable cars and stars between Thursday 11th and Sunday 14th January 2024.

For over thirty years, Autosport International has been the leading European motorsport show.. The four day event combines business, engineering, thought leadership debates and live action. For 2024, there’s a brand new look and feel to the show.

Thursday-Friday is a trade show for the motorsport and automotive industry to network, see the latest innovations, and to kick-start the new year together. On Saturday and Sunday the doors are opened to the fans.

Main Stage

The all-new main stage will allow the cars to be driven from ‘parc ferme’ into the fan areas for the first time, bringing the stars and cars together at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC).

The main stage will feature an array of cars and top personalities from F1 team principals to Le Mans winners, touring car stars and grassroots motorsport heroes.

Britain’s most recent Le Mans winner James Calado will be accompanied by his Ferrari 499P on Saturday. Calado hit a new career pinnacle with an outstanding overall victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June.

Autosport International Line Up

Leading the lineup at this year’s show, Haas F1 team principal Guenther Steiner will speak live on Saturday, giving his takes on the 2023 F1 season, Haas’ chances in 2024 and the secrets of running an F1 team. Hosted by Sky Sports’ David Croft, the voice of modern F1, expect unfiltered banter on the world of F1.
Leading the proceedings are an esteemed group of hosts. As well as Croft, Natalie Pinkham and Paul O’Neill will be front and centre on the stage guiding a stellar lineup of motorsport.

On Saturday and Sunday, the main stage will feature a mixture of motorsport talent: The stars of the BTCC, TCR UK, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, the British Superbike Championship and British Rally Championship will rev up to the stage for their interviews.

The new driveway format allows cars and stars to join the stage. From the road car world, exotica such as the McLaren Solus GT and Prodrive P25 will be under the spotlights, while race cars from touring cars to world rally will light up the driveway, including the exclusive unveiling of M-Sport’s 2024 rally contender.

Autosport International 2024 Preview

Autosport Engineering

Located in the heart of the show, Autosport Engineering offers trade visitors the exclusive opportunity to meet with like-minded professionals, discover the latest industry innovations and the opportunity to collaborate with new business partners.

This zone offers an unparalleled opportunity to network with an international audience – it’s the best time of the year to reach influential leaders from across the industry.
A revitalised Engineering hall, developed specifically for trade, suppliers, buyers and professionals, launches for 2024.

Expanding to open across all four days of the show, the ever-popular Autosport Engineering trade show returns alongside new areas, showcasing the latest innovations for automotive and professional motorsport, but also highlighting the technology and knowledge transfer between motorsport and aerospace, energy, marine and defence.
National racing focus

Business Forum

The motorsport and automotive industry is set to shine a light on innovation at Birmingham’s NEC between the 11th and 12th January for the Autosport International Business Forum.

Leading the conversation will be former head of strategy at Aston Martin F1 and Sky Sports analyst Bernie Collins, whose wealth of experience has inspired the next generation of engineers. She will host many of the panel discussions.

Confirmed business leaders in the debate include representatives from IMSA, Alpine F1 Team, Extreme E, Mission H24, More than Equal, Motorsport UK, Jota, DTM, McLaren and the National Motorsport Academy.

Attending the show

Autosport International will take place between 11th and 14th January 2024 at the NEC in Birmingham. There is covered access from Birmingham International railway station and Birmingham airport. For those arriving by car, there are over 15,000 parking spaces (payable to the NEC when leaving).

The NEC is clearly signposted from all West Midlands motorways and major routes including the M42, M40 and M6 – just pop B40 1NT in your Sat Nav to the NEC Site.

Tickets are available to buy now at Autosport International.

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