Mercedes had chances to win the Bahrain Grand Prix but once Sebastian Vettel got between their drivers it became impossible to contain the Ferrari.
An unwell Jacques Villeneuve held off a charging Eddie Irvine to 20 years ago today at Buenos Aires after Michael Schumacher crashed out at the start.
Ferrari were fast again in China but Lewis Hamilton held on to his advantage from pole position for his first victory of 2017.
Jacques Villeneuve bounced back from his turn one retirement at the first race of 1997 by winning the second race of the season in Brazil on this day 20 years ago.
Sebastian Vettel led a revitalised Ferrari to victory in the first race of 2017 by outfoxing Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton in the pits at Albert Park.
The 1997 F1 season was expected to be a Williams walkover but a first-corner crash opened the door for a surprise winner in round one.
Nico Rosberg withstood Lewis Hamilton’s audacious bid to back him into the chasing pack and won the world championship in Abu Dhabi.
Red Bull got the rain they craved but blew their chance to take on Mercedes – and may have scuppered Lewis Hamilton’s championship hopes.
Lewis Hamilton’s strong drive to victory edged him closer to Nico Rosberg, but the biggest talking point in Mexico involved the men who finished behind them.
Lewis Hamilton asserted himself in Austin. His fourth win at the track allowed him to chip into Nico Rosberg’s championship lead.
Nico Rosberg took his ninth victory of the year at Suzuka and dealt a serious blow to Lewis Hamilton’s championship hopes.
Lewis Hamilton was on course to retake the championship lead in Malaysia – until an abrupt change in fortunes put his team mate back on top.
Nico Rosberg’s third consecutive victory has fired him back into the lead of the drivers’ championship – and piled pressure on his team mate and title rival.
Having dominated proceedings at Monza in the two days prior to the Italian Grand Prix, all it took was one mistake for Lewis Hamilton to undo all of his hard work
The possibility of Ferrari and Red Bull taking Mercedes on at Spa was wrecked after a first-lap crash which cleared the way for Nico Rosberg to win again.
Lewis Hamilton capitalised on a “crap day” for his team mate to stretch his championship lead as F1 heads into its summer break.
Lewis Hamilton is well and truly on the front foot in the title battle after winning in Hungary, but it was yet another close race between the two Mercedes rivals.
Nigel Mansell scored a remarkable home victory at Brands Hatch 30 years ago today driving his team mate Nelson Piquet’s spare car.
Lewis Hamilton had a rocky start to his bid for a fourth world championship but he drew a line under it in emphatic style in front of his home crowd.
Mercedes paid the price of letting their drivers race each other via strategy as Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg collided on the last lap in Austria.