In the round-up: Honda ‘didn’t aim high enough’ in 2016 • Williams expect Stroll errors • Ericsson ‘still stronger than Nasr’
Formula One will not use the full 1.8-kilometre Mistral Straight at Paul Ricard when the track hosts the French Grand Prix in 2018.
Jenson Button achieved a few highs during his 2016 campaign but few will doubt he’s chosen the right time to hang up his helmet.
The 21-race 2016 Formula One season is history – and now it’s time to tackle F1 Fanatic’s annual 20-question quiz on the championship.
Despite two heavy crashes early in the season and an unfortunate collision with his team mate, Marcus Ericsson raised his game towards the end of the year.
After taking a few races to play himself in Jolyon Palmer got on terms with team mate Kevin Magnussen’s pace but had a few scrapes along the way.
In the round-up: Rosberg “a champion and nothing else” – Ecclestone • Mercedes not chasing Ocon • Kvyat wants Halo vote
Pascal Wehrlein showed a good deal of promise at Manor and even scored a point. But he came under pressure from a new team mate later in the year.
Felipe Massa began his final season of Formula One well but by the end it was clear he’d chosen the right time to retire.
Esteban Ocon drove for less than half the year after being promoted from the DTM but was coming on strong as the season ended.
In the round-up: New F1-spec Malaysian track to be “Nurburgring of Asia” • Rosberg ‘sorted his head game’ – Ricciardo • Pirelli want more test teams
Stoffel Vandoorne and Lance Stroll, who will start their first full seasons of Formula One next year, have confirmed which numbers they will race with.
Felipe Nasr delivered points for Sauber when the opportunity arose but wasn’t their top driver over the course of the season.
A scoreline of zero points to Esteban Gutierrez versus 29 for Romain Grosjean is a brutal verdict on Gutierrez’s efforts. But is it a fair one?
Daniil Kvyat suffered a mauling at the hands of two teams mates during 2016 as he was demoted from Red Bull to Toro Rosso.
Red Bull’s cars will continue to carry Aston Martin branding in 2017 as the F1 team and car manufacturer have extended their partnership.
When Rio Haryanto’s funding ran dry it was a no-brainer for Manor to replace him, though his season wasn’t a complete waste.
In the round-up: “50% chance” Alonso will join Mercedes – de la Rosa • Five-year deal for Paul Ricard • Ferrari boss praises Rosberg decision
The Paul Ricard circuit will host the first French Grand Prix for a decade in 2018, according to the president of the Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region.
Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen took a pair of Ferrari F1 cars onto the Daytona oval during Ferrari’s end-of-season celebration event last weekend.