Formula One 2017: Four Teams That Upgraded Their Systems To Beat Mercedes This Season

Feb 25, 2017 04:00 AM EST | Paula

Mercedes, Red Bull and Ferrari were not only the three teams upgrading their cars with one goal in mind, to win this year in Formula One. Like Red Bull and Ferrari, this four F1 teams only want one thing on their mind, and that is to get the championship trophy from Mercedes.

Williams FW40. The Williams Formula One Team were one of the first team to give a good look at their new car. It could be remembered that Valtteri Bottas left the team for Mercedes bringing back Felipe Massa from retirement.

Planet F1 reported that the team brought back Felipe Massa to drive during the pre-season testing. Massa will be the first driver to ride the car at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Canadian Racer Lance Stroll will be the one to wrap up the opening four-day test.

Sauber C36. Sauber gave an old school look to their car. This car has a striking blue and white livery that has a golden front wing, with an engine powered by Ferrari's 2016 power unit.

Force India VJM10. The Sahara Force India Team seemed to be keen on breaking new grounds for this year's Formula One. Sky Sports reported that since 2016 they have been astonishing fans when they manage to finish fourth in the Constructors Championship.

French racer Esteban Ocon just recently joined the team to replace Nico Hulkenberg that transferred to Renault this year. Mexican racer Sergio Perez is reportedly leading the team.

Renault RS17. Renault is one of the first teams to officially launch their RS17 at an event in London. Jolyon Palmer and newcomer Nico Hulkenberg were given the chance to live the covers of Renault's first car.

Hulkenberg will be using the car with an RE17 power unit. This is reportedly the first Formula One car their team built as one. With a lot of teams wanting to claim the top spot on the F1 race, the current champion Mercedes really is up for a good fight.

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