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.

Valtteri Bottas, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel celebrate on the 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix podium.

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix once again delivered a lack of racing to close the Formula One season.

Valtteri Bottas on track at the 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Valtteri Bottas has ended his debut Mercedes season with victory at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Valtteri Bottas on track at the 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton will start on the front row in Abu Dhabi.

Valtteri Bottas on track at the 2017 Brazilian Grand Prix

Valtteri Bottas capitalised on Lewis Hamilton crashing out of qualifying to seize pole position.

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.