Romain Grosjean Championship position - 13th, 28 points Brundle: A decent turn of speed as usual but he doesn't seem the easiest guy to handle - although l don't know if the edited highlights from his car radio give an accurate picture of Romain! Kevin's entry into F1 - when he finished on the podium in his first race - simply hasn't been seen since. Saying that, the way he coped in Sochi, when Vettel was coming back at him, was absolutely superb. At the conclusion of the championship, won his fourth World Drivers' Championship title. And the problem for both Pascal and Marcus is that they have left themselves exposed for the team to try someone else who suits financially or politically. Here are five drivers that you could make the case for being the greatest in the history of Formula One. In the same way that Daniel stole the team off Vettel, Max has done the same to him.
He has a very distinctive style which sometimes works with a particular tyre-track combo. While both wet compounds are available for every Grand Prix, only a choice of three dry compounds are made available to teams for a single race weekend. Yes Lewis drove a good race but he had fresh everything so could crank the engine up as well as a massive car advantage. Esteban Ocon Championship position - 8th, 87 points Brundle: Outstanding. His place at was taken by right.
Since then he's picked up victories and a new contract, and shown incredible speed. I think Verstappen outside overtake at the start, and gritty defending was telling, I think those actions kept vettel down and out. The pair of them wanted their heads banging together, in the same way they banged their cars together, because the way they took lumps out of each other in Baku and Spa cost some big results. They both show solid race pace. At times, Daniel has been sensational and pulled off, without doubt, the best overtaking moves of the year. He demands a lot from his car and when it won't give it to him he either can't or won't drive around it. Croft: Arguably the driver of the year.
Croft: Didn't do anything wrong in terms of his driving but was up against a very, very good team-mate. A mid-season shift in teams is always challenging, especially for the driver. Other options, such as transparent cockpit protection, would continue to be evaluated. He's a burglar who steals victories - every time somebody leaves something on the table, he hoovers them up. The mobile operating system is expected to offer some incredible features. To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads.
Kimi Raikkonen Championship position - 4th, 205 points Brundle: Kimi showed good speed this season but he's been missing something in the races. However, due to limited testing time for the new compounds during the winter break, Pirelli chose to provide teams with a mandatory number of sets for the first five races. The team had previously used Renault power units in and before the relationship between Renault and sister team broke down, prompting Toro Rosso to seek out an alternative supplier. He's got himself a 'bad boy' reputation but that needs to generate positives rather than negatives. Sebastian had the fastest car on many occasions, led the championship for most of the season and suddenly it crumbled away. When this carry-over system was abandoned, teams could build up a reserve of spare components by introducing several at once while only serving a single grid penalty. I feel like Kimi wanted Vettel to do well and is fine with supporting him.
As it was, he should've been really happy with 3rd and a productive weekend. I can understand why Haas have kept Romain and Kevin for 2018. Rumors spreading during the Grand Prix that you will be out of a job at your current team this week is even worse. But which driver is truly the greatest in the history of the sport? He has been so unlucky that so much of his good work has gone unrewarded and eleven times he didn't see the chequered flag. You want him to do really well but have we seen the best of Kimi Raikkonen already? He's been lacking at certain times. Hoping for a good result in Abu Dhabi as well.
He has to calm the inputs in the cockpit. The world is at his feet - let's look forward to the future with a smile. It featured the 68th Formula One World Championship, a motor racing championship for which is recognised by the sport's governing body, the , as the highest class of. A working group aims to reach an agreement by April 30. Sebastian Vettel, a fellow four-time champion, sits in 2nd place in the standings and is no longer able to pass him in points over the final two races of the season. As a result of the agreement with Magnussen and the team's decision to take up an option on Grosjean, 's contract with the team was not renewed.
Not his fault that the prancing horses committed suicide on the Asia trip either. Even if was for a brief moment, Fernando Alonso had a lot to smile about after qualifying for the British Grand Prix. Croft: Spent an awful lot of time moaning about his car. And now, thanks to the folks at 9to5Mac, we have got a glimpse of what it would look like. But Kevin Magnussen still beat his teammate Romain Grosjean to the line in the British Grand Prix, while also still hanging his hat on the large points haul the team has had to start 2017. He's a real talent for the future and set for a very long career in F1 - but as his team-mate Perez knows, it's when you suddenly get in the most powerful spotlight that it matters most, although I don't doubt he will continue to improve.
An earlier stop to replace his front wing dropped him to 18th place, but Vettel rallied back up the order on a two-stop strategy. There is an untapped potential in Romain but we don't see it enough - there should be more from him. The became the second round of the 2017 season and was scheduled to take place on April 9. Voting is open for the RaceDepartment Brazilian Grand Prix Driver of the Day award! Agreed, voted for Massa as well. Croft: Mega in Singapore when he finished in fourth, the lad is incredibly talented. Kevin Magnussen Championship position - 14th, 19 points Brundle: Shown speed and scored points but there were also mistakes.
After the initial Ferrari performance burst, Hamilton was the favourite for pole and race win every race weekend he came into, and the Ferraris started playing catch-up. No, l think it served to motivate him even further to prove just how good he is. Croft: He's beaten his team-mate but is that because he's driven better or because Max has had more bad luck? Vandoorne replaced , who took a sabbatical from racing in 2017 while staying on with the team as a reserve driver. Lewis Hamilton Championship position - 1st, 363 points Brundle: Outstanding. Who is the greatest Formula One driver of all-time? Vettel eventually passed both Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon to claim fourth place, finishing right behind the final podium spot.