F1 in 2017: Williams reveal the FW40
Last Updated: 14/01/19 10:41am
The Williams F1 team have formally unveiled their 2017 car, the FW40.
Williams were the first team to give Formula 1 fans glimpse of the sport's new era after releasing computer-generated images of their 2017 car.
The aesthetics of the new generation of cars has been central to the sport's rules overhaul with F1's Strategy Group demanding cars with "more aggressive looks" and which are up to six seconds a lap quicker.
Williams are aiming to re-start their momentum from the first two seasons of F1's hybrid engine era after slipping from third to fifth in last year's Constructors' Championship.
Eighteen-year-old Canadian rookie Lance Stroll joins the team's driver line-up after winning the European F3 championship, with 2017's youngest driver joined by its second oldest, Felipe Massa.
Who's who at Williams in 2017?
|Race driver||Felipe Massa|
|Race driver||Lance Stroll|
|Team principal||Sir Frank Williams|
|Deputy team principal||Claire Williams|
|Head of performance engineering||Rob Smedley|
|Chief designer||Ed Wood|
|Sporting manager||Steve Nielsen|
|Head of aerodynamics||Dirk de Beer (March 1)|
Massa had originally retired from F1 at the end of last season but Mercedes' subsequent move for Valtteri Bottas to replace Nico Rosberg prompted Williams to ask the Brazilian to perform an unexpected U-turn to provide an experienced partner for Stroll.