Sebastian Vettel on the 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix podium.

Sebastian Vettel burst his own championship dream, but in the midfield two drivers kcikstarted theirs.

F1 2017 delivered a tense season, but its real gift was the promise of a thrilling 2018.

Maurizio Arrivabene (Ferrari) and Toto Wolff (Mercedes) in the Friday press conference at the 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The 2017 rules changes worked to shake up the field — sort of.

F1’s complexities aren’t the problem; talking down the sport is the real issue.

Esteban Ocon on track during the 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The question of $12 million of prize money is still to be settled in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Formula One is at a crossroads under new commercial ownership and with a looming 2020 deadline.

Force India drivers Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon on track at the 2017 Mexican Grand Prix.

Points and pride are still on the line in Brazil, and preparation for 2018 is already underway.

Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne addresses the media.

Proposed engine regulation changes are only part of F1’s post-2020 vision.

Lewis Hamilton celebrates his fourth world championship at the end of the Mexican Grand Prix.

Hamilton’s title win is down in equal parts to the Briton stepping up and Vettel slipping up.

Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo celebrate on the 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix podium.

Max is being offered the chance to build RBR around him. Where does that leave Daniel?