Williams releases first rendering of 2017 F1 car


Williams has released a video showing its 2017-spec challenger - the FW40.

The only team yet to announce any launch date, the Grove-based outfit retains the same Martini livery as in previous seasons, with the images featuring on Autosport and Motorsport.com.

While the pictures are just a rendering of the car, the FW40, as it marks 40 years of racing for Williams, will run from the first pre-season test at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya from February 27 - March 2.

Shortly after the online reveal, the team tweeted that the car would be officially unveiled on February 25.

F1 veteran Felipe Massa and Canadian rookie Lance Stroll will drive for Williams in 2017, after the team lost Valtteri Bottas to Mercedes over the winter following Nico Rosberg’s shock retirement from the sport.

Williams' video offers an interesting first look at 2017's sweeping regulation changes, with the FW40 featuring bigger wings and a shark fin engine cover, as well as being fitted with Pirelli's 25 percent wider tyres.

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