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.

Brendon Hartley in the Red Bull Racing garage at the 2009 Spanish Grand Prix.

Brendon Hartley can buck the trend of F1 comparing all rookies to Max Verstappen and his teenage debut.

Sean Gelael studies telemetry with his engineers at the 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix.

Pierre Gasly is making his dream debut in Formula One at the Malaysian Grand Prix.

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.

Fernando Alonso in his garage at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Fernando Alonso’s future might rest with Red Bull more than it does McLaren or Honda.

Daniil Kvyat sits in his car at the 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix.

Daniil Kvyat believes he’s being unfairly targeted by the stewards for on-track indiscretions.

Carlos Sainz at the 2017 British Grand Prix.

Toro Rosso was set up to blood young drivers — but what happens when there are no rookies to debut?

Carlos Sainz in the post-Austrian Grand Prix FIA press conference.

Carlos Sainz has tried to calm internal disquiet about his future with Red Bull but isn’t ruling out defection.

Why 2017 will be the year of Carlos Sainz

Carlos Sainz will be the star of 2017 — or so I say.