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Cars And Stars At Autosport International

It’s been an action-packed four day at the Autosport International with visitors treated to stars, cars and thrilling stunts within the Live Action Arena performances.

Over the event it saw the likes of Ex-F1 drivers Martin Brundle, Johnny Herbert and Karun Chandhok and Billy Monger and taking to the Autosport stage including Johnny discussing his British Grand Prix victory in 1995, Billy takes about  driving after his F3000 accident and Karun discussed the different mindset towards understanding and appreciating risks in modern day F1, he commented:

“I know Lewis, Fernando and Jenson have said it before and Max is very much that way as well – they all, in some ways, wish they could go back to the 80s and 90s. It’s the challenge. For me Lewis on track is amongst the very very best at not using the extra run off with four wheels off, it’s very rare he does that. Others do it to gain an advantage if they possibly can.

“Lewis and Fernando would want to conquer the track by driving between the white lines. That’s what I think it was always about when we used to go to Monaco. There’s the white line and then there’s the barrier…that’s the challenge, that’s the thrill that I think we all want to have.

“That (using the run off areas) is not the skill, the skill is to keep within the track. That’s what the Ayrtons of the world, the Michaels of the world, the greats, do.”

Touring car legend Andy Rouse was presented with a trophy on the main stage after being voted Motorsport News’ and Autosport’s greatest-ever British Touring Car Championship driver. The four-time champion and winner of 60 races within the category was voted the greatest by a panel of experts and drivers in celebration of the the championship’s 60 years.

Billy Monger was on hand to entertain the Live Action Arena crowds in his F3 car. The show saw a mixture of high-speed demonstrations and breathtaking stunt driving from Billy, Terry Grant and a host of competition drivers. Powerful racing and performance cars offered fans an unrivalled variety of racing action, all hosted by Sky F1 Lead Commentator David Croft alongside popular social media vloggers Shmee150 and Miss Emma Walsh.

Over in the Performance and Tuning Car Show, social media and TV star Yiannimize met expectant fans on his Urban Automotive stand. The show, which housed a feast of some of the most prestigious names and car clubs, was packed with car fans of all ages looking for road cars that are tuned to be perfect performance machines.

As always Autosport put on a good show and you will be able to catch up with some of what we got up to on our YouTube channel in the coming days.

 

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