Kevin Magnussen leads a gaggle of midfield cars at the 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Formula One isn’t a two-tier racing category, but the 2018 season featured an undoubted class divide.

How have the backmarkers handled F1 in 2018?

Force India’s salvation is not as politically straightforward as it seems.

Paddy Lowe in the Williams garage.

Paddy Lowe’s reputation is tied to Williams’s fortunes.

Williams lines up on the grid for the 2018 Chinese Grand Prix..

A lack of speed and ambition in equal measure is behind Williams’s poor start to the season.

Lance Stroll has railed against accusations made by former teammate Felipe Massa that his Williams team put money before talent in finalizing its 2018 driver line-up.

Lance Stroll pulls away from his pit box at the 2018 Chinese Grand Prix.

Williams’s descent from best of the rest to cellar dweller has been shocking.

Lance Stroll and Sergey Sirotkin on track at the 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix.

Williams is no good and has no idea why.

Valtteri Bottas testing in Barcelona

Has Mercedes got the title wrapped up already?

Felipe Massa in his garage at the 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix.

The driver market is getting hot and sweaty late in the season.