Williams on Thursday became the first Formula One team to show a picture of their car for the 2014 season, featuring a significantly lower nose and smaller front wings in order to meet new regulations.

The computer image, published on the team website, shows the FW36 car with the new mandatory aerodynamics features.

The height of the nose tip cannot be higher than 18.5 centimetres, reduced from 55 cm in 2013, and the front wing size has been cut from a maximum of 1.8 to 1.65 metres.

Mercedes will supply the engine for the car this season and Williams chief technical officer Pat Symonds is pleased with the partnership.

“This is the first time that Williams has worked with Mercedes in F1 and we’ve been very impressed,” he said. “Their professionalism and commitment have been notable and we’re as confident as we can be that the power unit will be competitive.” The other teams are set to unveil their cars over the next days as well as pre-season testing starts on January 28 in Jerez, Spain. The season begins with the Australian Grand Prix on March 16.

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