Want to know what motorsport will look like in 2090? Then come to the NEC from 9-12 January!
This year marks the 70th anniversary of Autosport magazine and the show celebrates the evolution of motorsport over that time. Autosport International will also have a focus on the next 70 years, with an #Autosport2090 initiative to predict the direction of the sport. The Automobile Club de l’Ouest, which has been running the 24 Hours of Le Mans since 1923, will naturally be taking part.
“To win Le Mans you need a fast car that’s as energy-efficient as possible. Cars will still have drivers at the wheel in 2090, but maybe they will be racing in a different dimension. Will the cars fly? Will they use Artificial Intelligence to “talk” to each other? What sources of renewable energy will they use?” Pierre Fillon, President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest will be addressing these fundamental questions in his presentation, analysing the results of a survey of key players in motorsport.
The increasingly popular Esport or SimRacing will be well represented among the exhibitors at the show. Along with the FIA WEC and Motorsport Network, the ACO is already involved in the up-and-coming discipline and will be supporting the gamers in the round of the Le Mans Esports Series that will take place during the show. The winners will earn a place in the final held at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June.
The 88th 24 Hours of Le Mans will take place on 13–14 June 2020 and will apply the new Hyperpole qualifying system. Be ready for a spectacle of speed. Tickets for the world’s greatest endurance race will be on sale at the ACO stand, number 1530 in Hall 1. Look out for the Aston Martin DBR9 that was fourth in GT1 at Le Mans in 2008, crewed by Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Andrea Piccini and Karl Wendlinger.