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

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

Sebastian Vettel on the 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix podium.

Sebastian Vettel burst his own championship dream, but in the midfield two drivers kcikstarted theirs.

Sebastian Vettel celebrates victory on the 2017 Brazilian Grand Prix podium.

Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari put together their first flawless weekend in months to win in Brazil.

Sebastian Vettel on track at the 2017 Brazilian Grand Prix.

Vettel earns a consolation win and Hamilton completes an epic fightback in Sao Paulo.

Sebastian Vettel on track at the 2017 Mexican Grand Prix.

A last-gasp lap had Vettel pip Verstappen for pole after the chequered flag.

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.

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.

Sebastian Vettel at the 2017 Japanese Grand Prix.

There’s a lot more to Ferrari’s imminent title defeat than mechanical unreliability.

Sebastian Vettel takes to the wet track during FP2 at the 2017 Japanese Grand Prix.

Vettel beat the rain on Friday to start his Japanese Grand Prix weekend ahead of Lewis Hamilton.

Sebastian Vettel at the 2017 Japanese Grand Prix.

The Asian leg of the 2017 season will likely decide the outcome of the championship.