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

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

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.

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

Sebastian Vettel celebrates victory on the 2017 Brazilian Grand Prix podium.

Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari put together their first flawless weekend in months to win in Brazil.

Sebastian Vettel on track at the 2017 Brazilian Grand Prix.

Vettel earns a consolation win and Hamilton completes an epic fightback in Sao Paulo.

Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne.

Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne has threatened to take his team out of F1 if the FIA presses ahead with proposed engine changes.

Sebastian Vettel on track at the 2017 Mexican Grand Prix.

A last-gasp lap had Vettel pip Verstappen for pole after the chequered flag.

Sebastian Vettel climbs out of his car at the 2017 Japanese Grand Prix.

Sebastian Vettel’s title dreams are over after a horror six weeks of competition for Ferrari.

Sebastian Vettel at the 2017 Japanese Grand Prix.

There’s a lot more to Ferrari’s imminent title defeat than mechanical unreliability.