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.

Sebastian Vettel celebrates his win on the podium at the 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix.

The Hungarian Grand Prix instructively set the scene for the closing half of the season.

Lewis Hamilton at the 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton is pessimistic for his chances in the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton surfs the crowd afeer winning the 2017 British Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton sliced his championship deficit by 19 points with a dominant win at Silverstone.

Lewis Hamilton waves to the crowd from the pit lane at the 2017 British Grand Prix.

Vettel leads Hamilton in the drivers standings by just one point after the British Grand Prix.

Hamilton at his home grand prix at Silverstone.

Hamilton blitzed the field in a damp qualifying session for the 2017 British Grand Prix.

Sebastian Vettel tests the 'shield' head protection device on Friday at the 2017 British Grand Prix.

Valtteri Bottas was quickest in practice while Sebastian Vettel panned the shield safety device.

Valtteri Bottas shakes Sebastian Vettel's hand on the Austrian Grand Prix podium.

Valtteri Bottas has defied expectation to put himself in championship contention in 2017.

Valtteri Bottas lifts the winner's trophy at the Austrian Grand Prix.

Sebastian Vettel couldn’t catch Valtteri Bottas in Austria, falling short by just six-tenths of a second.

Valtteri Bottas in his Mercedes at Austria's Red Bull Ring.

Lewis Hamilton couldn’t minimise the damage of his five-place grid penalty by topping qualifying.