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

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

Lewis Hamilton does celebratory doughnuts at the 2017 Mexican Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton has won his fourth world championship after a tense Mexican Grand Prix.

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.

Lewis Hamilton celebrates at the 2017 Mexican Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton is a four-time world champion after finishing ninth at the Mexican Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton celebrates with Usain Bolt on the 2017 United States Grand Prix podium.

Lewis Hamilton cruised to victory in Austin, leaving Sebastian Vettel with no real path to the title.

Lewis Hamilton takes the chequered flag at the 2017 united States Grand Prix.

Mercedes has beaten Ferrari to the 2017 constructors championship at the United States Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton on track at the 2017 United States Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel share the front row of the grid for the United States Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton celebrates victory on the 2017 Japanese Grand Prix podium.

Lewis Hamilton can claim his fourth crown by defeating Sebastian Vettel by 16 points in Austin.

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.

Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton and Daniel Ricciardo celebrate on the podium with Mercedes strategist James Vowels on the podium of the 2017 Japanese Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton could claim the title in Austin after Vettel retired with engine problems in Japan.