Have you ever been sat on your sofa watching an F1 race on a Sunday afternoon and wondered how the F1 mechanics complete a pit stop in less than three seconds? Well now it is your turn! Motorsport fans will be able to get their hands dirty at Autosport International in January, testing their skills against the clock to win prizes in the new ALCATEL ONETOUCH Wheel Change Challenge.

Europe’s biggest motorsport show has teamed up with mobile technology innovators ALCATEL ONETOUCH to host the interactive activity at Birmingham’s NEC on 8-11 January.

Located near the main entrance, the retro garage will include a live leaderboard, with prizes including ALCATEL ONETOUCH smartphones and tablets awarded for the fastest tyre changes each morning and afternoon*.

“We’re thrilled to be putting motorsport fans in the heat of the battle with the ALCATEL ONETOUCH Wheel Change Challenge at Autosport International,” said William Paterson, UK & Ireland Country Director for ALCATEL ONETOUCH.

“At ALCATEL ONETOUCH we pride ourselves on making the latest technology available for all – the Wheel Change Challenge allows us to interact with a new audience who are interested in technology in a fun way. With great prizes on offer, such as our POP 7S tablet, F1 fans will be able to keep up with the sport using the latest technology.”

In 2014 the show was attended by 82,000 people, with motorsport fans enjoying exhibits such as the F1 Racing Grid and British Touring Car Championship feature, not forgetting the chance to get behind the wheel of karts and tackle an array of simulators.

“We get a lot of feedback from fans about how much they enjoy the interactive elements of Autosport International and this new partnership with ALCATEL ONETOUCH will add to the day’s enjoyment,” said Ian France, Autosport International Show Director.

“The new ALCATEL ONETOUCH Wheel Change Challenge will be a great opportunity for the attendees to be hands-on and get a taste of what it’s like to be in a highly competitive motorsport environment, where races are often won and lost, while competing for fantastic prizes.”

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015, Autosport International will be attended by motorsport stars including British Touring Car Championship aces Andrew Jordan, Matt Neal and Gordon Shedden, with more to be announced.

They’ll be accompanied by exclusive displays spanning karting to Formula 1, the 5,000-seat Live Action Arena and the Performance Car Show, in association with Autocar and, featuring supercars and high-performance favourites.

Tickets to Autosport International are available from £32 for adults, with children’s tickets priced from £21 and children under five years admitted for free. For tickets, visit

For more information about the show, visit

Open to entrants aged over 16 years.

8-9 January are dedicated Trade-only days

Applications for media accreditation are now welcomed through until 20 December 2014. Full terms and conditions can be found at

For more information or high resolution imagery, please contact a member of the Autosport International Press Office on +44 (0)1908 635300 or email

Tickets are now on sale for the public show, which is held at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, on 10-11 January 2014. Advanced adult tickets cost £32, with children’s tickets priced at £21 (children under five years of age go free). Group tickets are also available. Paddock passes are available from £42, with VIP tickets from £120.

Paddock passes include general admission plus: access to Driver Signing Area where visitors can get autographs of famous drivers and motor racing celebrities, access to the backstage Paddock Area and a paddock guide.

VIP tickets include: exclusive access to the VIP enclosure at the very top of the Live Action Arena grandstand, complete with complimentary champagne and canapés, a dedicated Club Lounge where VIP Club ticket holders can chill out, complimentary parking at the NEC, complimentary cloak room, access to Driver Signing Area and dedicated VIP signing sessions, fast-track entry to the Live Action Arena and access to the backstage Paddock Area, plus a paddock guide, show guide and goodie bag.

For more ticket information call +44 (0)844 581 1420 or visit


About Us

8-11 January 2015NEC Birmingham, UK Featuring every level of motor racing, from karting to Formula 1, the show truly brings together the world of motorsport under one roof. Catering for both professionals and motorsport fans alike, Autosport International incorporates two trade-only days (8 & 9) followed by two Public days (10 & 11) dedicated to motorsport enthusiasts. Autosport International takes place alongside the leading UK exhibition dedicated to enthusiasts of sports and performance cars, the Performance Car Show; giving visitors the ideal place to see the very best high-performance machines in their full glory.



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We’re thrilled to be putting motorsport fans in the heat of the battle with the ALCATEL ONETOUCH Wheel Change Challenge at Autosport International.
William Paterson, UK & Ireland Country Director for ALCATEL ONETOUCH