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All 10 of the 2017 Formula One cars have been revealed. These cars will compete in this year’s world championship and adhere to new regulations put in place in a bid to make the sport a little bit more competitive.
The FW40 celebrates the 40th anniversary of the long-time competition runners. The front of Williams’ competitor dons the widely criticised “nose thumb”, and will be powered by a Mercedes engine. The FW40 will be piloted by Lance Stroll and Felipe Massa.
The design of the C36 is very much in line with what we see in the FW40 above, with a redesigned rear wing and front-end nose thumb. The new blue-and-gold livery is, however, quite bold and includes a 25th season logo on the engine cover. The C36 will be driven by Marcus Ericsson and Pascal Wehrlein.
After a dismal 2016 season, Renault is hoping to bounce back with this new car, which also sports a body adhering to the new regulations. Renault will be powering its own car and will be driven by Nico Hulkenberg and Jolyon Palmer.
Force India VJM10
The VJM10 features a livery similar to that of the 2016 car, but obviously all of the regulatory changes have had an effect on the design. The shark-fin engine cover, however, is slightly more prominent in this model. Force India will stick with a Mercedes engine and work with Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon in 2017.
This is the car that everyone has been waiting for. Revealed at the testing session at Silverstone, we see the W08 does without the nose thumb and the elongated shark-fin engine cover. Lewis Hamilton is joined this year by Valtteri Bottas, who takes over from the now-retired Nico Rosberg.
With the new SF70H, we see something very different: a T-wing fitted to the end of the shark-fin. The new Ferrari also retains the nose thumb and is expected to be one of the front-runners in this year’s Formula One championship at the hands of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen.
This one doesn’t have the MP4 moniker and has the traditional orange colour scheme which we saw in the late ’60s. McLaren has had a disappointing re-emergence into the field, which is probably why a complete rebranding was considered. McLaren continues to use Honda’s motor, with the new cars to be piloted by Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne.
Red Bull Racing RB13
Revealed exclusively online, the RB13 stays true to the traditional Red Bull colour scheme. The design of the RB13 features a shark-fin engine cover and front-end thumb nose. The team’s main competitor, the Mercedes W08, is the only vehicle to not have made these changes. Having finished second in 2016, Red Bull Racing is sticking with drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen.
Haas F1 Team VF-17
The Ferrari-powered VF-17 sports the same aerodynamic features as the RB13 above. The vehicle’s paint job this year is more gunmetal grey than the silver of last year’s VF-16 car. The American-based team will go into its second F1 season with the revised driver line-up of Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen.
Toro Rosso STR12
The new-look STR12 does away with the traditional Toro Rosso paint scheme. For 2017, the STR12 is covered in the blue and red livery of Red Bull’s Simply Cola brand. Carlos Sainz and Daniil Kvyat have been reconfirmed as the Toro Rosso drivers and the team returns to Renault as its F1 engine supplier