Check Out the First Redesigned Formula 1 Car of the Season

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

We now have our first look at the Williams Mercedes FW40.

Formula 1 is going to look quite different this season, with the series introducing several changes to car design. Williams is the first race team to show off its revamped car, revealing the longer and wider design. There’s also larger front and rear spoilers and overall more bodywork area than before. Combined with fewer restrictions on the shapes of individual body components, this year’s Formula 1 cars are expected to be more aerodynamic.

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The new rules also include new tires from Pirelli, and like the bodies of the car, the wires are much wider. The tire manufacturer was tasked with creating a setup that would not permanently lose its maximum grip after being exposed to a certain amount of heat.

The cars are expected to get faster this season with the changes, even though the series will stick with the current hybrid powertrains introduced in 2014. The Williams FW40 will continue to use powertrain supplied by Mercedes-Benz.

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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