Here’s our first look at a 2017 F1 car

Photo: Williams Martini Racing

Williams Martini Racing has offered everyone a glimpse of the Williams-Mercedes FW40, the car with which its drivers will compete in during the 2017 Formula 1 season.

The FW40, named in recognition of the 40th anniversary of the team, will be driven by Felipe Massa and rookie Lance Stroll.

While the Grove-based team won’t officially unveil its car until Saturday, Feb. 25, it released two pictures and a 40-second video Friday morning, giving us our first impression of what the 2017 F1 cars 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 it’s 2017 F1 car on Monday.

Click HERE for the full car-launch schedule