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

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

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.

Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne addresses the media.

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

Max Verstappen is introduced to the Austin crowd at the 2017 United States Grand Prix.

A Michael Buffer-centred pre-race show is exactly what F1 needs more of.

Daniel Ricciardo on track at the 2017 Australian Grand Prix.

Without a free-to-air alternative, is Australia ready for a long-term F1 future without Daniel Ricciardo?

Daniel Ricciardo at the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix.

Malaysia provided a spectacular driving challenge in unspectacular surroundings.

Chase Carey and Helmut Marko on the grid of the 2017 Austrian Grand Prix.

Formula One thrives on being a sport of extremes, and trimming too much of the excess could be detrimental to the show.

Sebastian Vettel celebrates victory on his way to the 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix podium.

The 2017 season so far has delivered more than we could have expected this time last year.

Charles Leclerc in his Ferrari uniform at the 2017 Hungarian in-season test.

Only more teams can improve the flow of new talent into Formula One.