Lewis Hamilton on track at the 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The 2017 was bursting with broken promise. Can 2018 finally deliver?

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.

Valtteri Bottas, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel celebrate on the 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix podium.

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix once again delivered a lack of racing to close the Formula One season.

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

Valtteri Bottas on track at the 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Valtteri Bottas has ended his debut Mercedes season with victory at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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.

The Autódromo José Carlos Pace.

The escalation of violence in Brazil has imperilled the future of the South American race.

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