With testing just around the corner, F1 Top 10 takes a look at the new aspects of F1 ahead of the new season.
New Look Cars
F1 cars are set to have a very different look in 2017 than years gone by. Many are predicting the cars will be 3-5 seconds quicker than last year and that they will look a lot more aggressive with wider tyres and revised bodywork changes. The big question is who will arrive in Australia with the fastest car? With a significant change in the regulations many expect Red Bull to be the team to beat.
In the video below Mercedes engineering director, Aldo Costa, looks at the changes to the 2017 cars.
Sauber were the first team to launch their 2017 challenger on Monday with noticeable differences such as the wider front wing, bigger tyres, the tail fin and the lower rear wing.
Different Driver Line-Ups
It looked as if the driver market would remain relatively static for 2017 with all the big teams retaining the same drivers for 2017. However, with Nico Rosberg’s shock retirement, there have been a number of driver changes with Valtteri Bottas replacing the world champion at Mercedes. Here’s a list of all the line-ups.
Mercedes: Lewis Hamilton & Valtteri Bottas
Red Bull: Daniel Riccardo & Max Verstappen
Ferrari: Sebastian Vettel & Kimi Raikkonen
Force India: Sergio Perez & Esteban Ocon
Williams: Felipe Massa & Lance Stroll
McLaren: Fernando Alonso & Stoffel Vandoorne
Toro Rosso: Carlos Sainz & Daniil Kvyat
Haas: Romain Grosejan & Kevin Magnussen
Renault: Nico Hulkenberg & Jolyon Palmer
Sauber: Marcus Ericsson & Pascal Wehrlein