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.

Jolyon Palmer speaks to reporters at the 2017 Japanese Grand Prix.

Jolyon Palmer will leave Renault on Monday in search for more accepting pastures in F1 or out.

McLaren has binned its Honda partnership.

Timing was everything in Formula One’s least surprising evening of announcements.

Carlos Sainz at the 2017 British Grand Prix.

Toro Rosso was set up to blood young drivers — but what happens when there are no rookies to debut?

Carlos Sainz in the post-Austrian Grand Prix FIA press conference.

Carlos Sainz has tried to calm internal disquiet about his future with Red Bull but isn’t ruling out defection.

The race to replace Raikkonen

Three drivers make obvious early candidates to replace Kimi Raikkonen at Ferrari in 2018.

Why 2017 will be the year of Carlos Sainz

Carlos Sainz will be the star of 2017 — or so I say.

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Carlos Sainz says he’s honoured by Renault’s interest in his services in 2017, but says any decision is out of his hands.

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Carlos Sainz says neither he nor the team understand his sensational sixth in qualifying.

Carlos Sainz says STR has room for improvement despite unreliability robbing the team of points.