Esteban Ocon on track during the 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The question of $12 million of prize money is still to be settled in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Jolyon Palmer speaks to reporters at the 2017 Japanese Grand Prix.

Jolyon Palmer will leave Renault on Monday in search for more accepting pastures in F1 or out.

Renault's 2017 F1 car, the RS17.

Renault’s hiring of Marcin Budkowski has angered rivals concerned about the privacy of its technical data.

Red Bull Racing principal Christian Horner, McLaren executive director Zak Brown, and Renault Sport managing director Cyril Abiteboul at the 2017 Singapore Grand Prix.

Red Bull Racing’s history with Renault suggests it probably isn’t.

McLaren has binned its Honda partnership.

Timing was everything in Formula One’s least surprising evening of announcements.

Robert Kubica at the 2017 Hungarian in-season test.

Robert Kubica’s solid performance at an in-season test has put him on the cusp of an unlikely comeback.

Jolyon Palmer on the grid.

Jolyon Palmer and Nico Hulkenberg endured mixed fortunes on Friday in Hungary.

Robert Kubica at his private Renault test in Valencia

With Kubica confirmed for the post-Hungary test, the logical next step is to put him full-time into the car.

Robert Kubica at his private Renault test in Valencia

Robert Kubica appears increasingly likely to return to Formula One.

Jolyon Palmer on a parade lap.

Jolyon Palmer’s fledging career is facing an unlikely challenge.