Here’s our first look at a 2017 Formula One car

Williams have released the first images of their – or any – 2017 F1 car.

The new car, named the FW40 in honour of the Formula 1 team's 40th anniversary, will be driven by Felipe Massa and rookie Lance Stroll.

The Mercedes-powered vehicle features the thumb nose of last season, while the most evident change is to the rear wing, which has been reshaped in line with this year's new regulations.

The Grove-based team won’t officially unveil the FW40 until next Saturday, but it did release two pictures and a 40-second video Friday morning, giving us our first impression of what the 2017 F1 speedsters are going to look like.

The cars will be notably lower and wider than before and will feature wider Pirelli tires. Consequently, times at each F1 circuit are expected to drop from anywhere between three to five seconds a lap.

Sauber will be the first F1 team to officially unveil its 2017 F1 car on Monday.

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