Formula One fans have this morning been given their first insight into what the 2017 challengers will look like. Revealed exclusively by Autosport, the images of the latest Williams Martini Racing machine herald a new era for the sport.
2017 marks the beginning of the latest iteration of the sport’s technical regulations and as the first of the season’s contenders breaks cover, the influence of the regulations is most striking on the rear wing which is markedly different in shape to its predecessors.
The reveal came in the form of a video showing computer-generated images of the FW40, which will be driven by F1 veteran Felipe Massa and rookie Lance Stroll this season. The first pre-season test takes place at the Circuit de Catalunya on 27th February 2017.