Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, Monza, 2018

2018 F1 season in pictures: The best action of the year

2018 F1 season review

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The 2018 season saw Max Verstappen’s controversial Brazil Grand Prix clash with Esteban Ocon, Marcus Ericsson’s high-speed barrel roll at Monza and his team mate’s near-miss at Spa.

It was also the year of the fastest ever generation of F1 cars – which broke the record for the fastest ever lap of a grand prix track – and some spectacular wheel-to-wheel racing.

Here’s a selection of pictures revealing some of the best action from 2018:

Australia

Esteban Ocon, Force India, Albert Park, 2018
Esteban Ocon, Force India, Albert Park, 2018
Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Albert Park, 2018
Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Albert Park, 2018

Bahrain

Sergey Sirotkin, Williams, Bahrain International Circuit, 2018
Sergey Sirotkin, Williams, Bahrain International Circuit, 2018
Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Bahrain International Circuit, 2018
Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Bahrain International Circuit, 2018
Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton, Bahrain International Circuit, 2018
Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton, Bahrain International Circuit, 2018
Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen, Bahrain International Circuit, 2018
Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen, Bahrain International Circuit, 2018
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Bahrain International Circuit, 2018
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Bahrain International Circuit, 2018
Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Bahrain International Circuit, 2018
Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Bahrain International Circuit, 2018
Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton, Bahrain Internatinoal Circuit, 2018
Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton, Bahrain Internatinoal Circuit, 2018

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China

Fernando Alonso, McLaren, Shanghai International Circuit, 2018
Fernando Alonso, McLaren, Shanghai International Circuit, 2018
Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, Shanghai International Circuit, 2018
Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, Shanghai International Circuit, 2018
Charles Leclerc, Sauber, Shanghai International Circuit, 2018
Charles Leclerc, Sauber, Shanghai International Circuit, 2018
Daniel Ricciardo, Valtteri Bottas, Shanghai International Circuit, 2018
Daniel Ricciardo, Valtteri Bottas, Shanghai International Circuit, 2018
Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Shanghai International Circuit, 2018
Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Shanghai International Circuit, 2018
Max Verstappen, Sebastian Vettel, Shanghai, International Circuit, 2018
Max Verstappen, Sebastian Vettel, Shanghai, International Circuit, 2018
Max Verstappen, Sebastian Vettel, Shanghai, International Circuit, 2018
Max Verstappen, Sebastian Vettel, Shanghai, International Circuit, 2018
Souvenir, Shanghai International Circuit, 2018
A marshal grabs a souvenir, Shanghai International Circuit, 2018

Azerbaijan

Sergey Sirotkin, Williams, Baku City Circuit, 2018
Sergey Sirotkin, Williams, Baku City Circuit, 2018
Esteban Ocon, Force India, Baku City Circuit, 2018
Esteban Ocon, Force India, Baku City Circuit, 2018
Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Baku City Circuit, 2018
Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Baku City Circuit, 2018
Carlos Sainz Jnr, Renault, Baku City Circuit, 2018
Carlos Sainz Jnr, Renault, Baku City Circuit, 2018
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Baku City Circuit, 2018
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Baku City Circuit, 2018

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Spain

Lance Stroll, Williams, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018
Lance Stroll, Williams, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018
Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018
Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018
Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018
Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018
Romain Grosjean, Haas, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018
Romain Grosjean, Haas, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018
Brendon Hartley, Toro Rosso, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018
Brendon Hartley, Toro Rosso, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018
Marcus Ericsson, Carlos Sainz Jnr, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018
Marcus Ericsson, Carlos Sainz Jnr, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018
Romain Grosjean, Haas, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018
Romain Grosjean, Haas, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018

Monaco

Start, Monaco, 2018
Start, Monaco, 2018
Sergey Sirotkin, Stoffel Vandoorne, Monaco, 2018
Fernando Alonso, McLaren, Monaco, 2018
Fernando Alonso, McLaren, Monaco, 2018

Canada

Sergio Perez, Force India, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2018
Sergio Perez, Force India, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2018
Sergio Perez, Force India, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2018
Sergio Perez, Force India, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2018

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France

Charles Leclerc, Sauber, Paul Ricard, 2018
Charles Leclerc, Sauber, Paul Ricard, 2018
Sergio Perez, Force India, Paul Ricard, 2018
Sergio Perez, Force India, Paul Ricard, 2018
Esteban Ocon, Force India, Paul Ricard, 2018
Esteban Ocon, Force India, Paul Ricard, 2018
Safety Car, Paul Ricard, 2018
Safety Car, Paul Ricard, 2018
Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, Paul Ricard, 2018
Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, Paul Ricard, 2018
Pierre Gasly, Toro Rosso, Paul Ricard, 2018
Pierre Gasly, Toro Rosso, Paul Ricard, 2018
Pierre Gasly, Toro Rosso, Paul Ricard, 2018
Pierre Gasly, Toro Rosso, Paul Ricard, 2018
Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Paul Ricard, 2018
Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Paul Ricard, 2018

Austria

Start, Red Bull Ring, 2018
Start, Red Bull Ring, 2018
Fernando Alonso, Charles Leclerc, Red Bull Ring, 2018
Fernando Alonso, Charles Leclerc, Red Bull Ring, 2018
Fernando Alonso, Charles Leclerc, Red Bull Ring, 2018
Fernando Alonso, Charles Leclerc, Red Bull Ring, 2018
Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, Red Bull Ring, 2018
Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, Red Bull Ring, 2018

Great Britain

Brendon Hartley, Toro Rosso, Silverstone, 2018
Brendon Hartley, Toro Rosso, Silverstone, 2018
Sergio Perez, Force India, Silverstone, 2018
Sergio Perez, Force India, Silverstone, 2018
Start, Silverstone, 2018
Start, Silverstone, 2018

Germany

Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Hockenheimring, 2018
Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Hockenheimring, 2018
Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Hockenheimring, 2018
Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Hockenheimring, 2018
Pierre Gasly, Toro Rosso, Hockenheimring, 2018
Pierre Gasly, Toro Rosso, Hockenheimring, 2018
Esteban Ocon, Force India, Hockenheimring, 2018
Esteban Ocon, Force India, Hockenheimring, 2018

Hungary

Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, Hungaroring, 2018
Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, Hungaroring, 2018
Stoffel Vandoorne, McLaren, Hungaroring, 2018
Stoffel Vandoorne, McLaren, Hungaroring, 2018

Belgium

Fernando Alonso, McLaren, Spa-Francorchamps, 2018
Fernando Alonso, McLaren, Spa-Francorchamps, 2018
Fernando Alonso, McLaren, Spa-Francorchamps, 2018
Start, Spa-Francorchamps, 2018
Fernando Alonso, McLaren, Spa-Francorchamps, 2018
Fernando Alonso, McLaren, Spa-Francorchamps, 2018
Esteban Ocon, Force India, Spa-Francorchamps, 2018
Esteban Ocon, Force India, Spa-Francorchamps, 2018
Sergey Sirotkin, Lance Stroll, Williams, Spa-Francorchamps, 2018
Sergey Sirotkin, Lance Stroll, Williams, Spa-Francorchamps, 2018

Italy

Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, Monza, 2018
Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, Monza, 2018
Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, Monza, 2018
Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, Monza, 2018
Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, Monza, 2018
Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, Monza, 2018
Daniel Ricciardo, Pierre Gasly, Monza, 2018
Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, Monza, 2018
Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, Monza, 2018
Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Monza, 2018
Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Monza, 2018
Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen, Monza, 2018
Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Monza, 2018
Sebastian Vettel, Esteban Ocon, Monza, 2018
Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo, Monza, 2018
Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo, Monza, 2018
Max Verstappen, Valtteri Bottas, Monza, 2018
Max Verstappen, Valtteri Bottas, Monza, 2018

Singapore

Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Singapore, 2018
Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Singapore, 2018
Stoffel Vandoorne, McLaren, Singapore, 2018
Stoffel Vandoorne, McLaren, Singapore, 2018
Esteban Ocon, Sergio Perez, Force India, Singapore, 2018
Esteban Ocon, Sergio Perez, Force India, Singapore, 2018
Sergey Sirotkin, Williams, Singapore, 2018
Sergey Sirotkin, Williams, Singapore, 2018
Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Singapore, 2018
Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Singapore, 2018

Russia

Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Sochi Autodrom, 2018
Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Sochi Autodrom, 2018
Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, Sochi Autodrom, 2018
Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, Sochi Autodrom, 2018
Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton, Sochi, 2018
Brendon Hartley, Toro Rosso, Sochi Autodrom, 2018
Brendon Hartley, Toro Rosso, Sochi Autodrom, 2018
Brendon Hartley, Toro Rosso, Sochi Autodrom, 2018
Brendon Hartley, Toro Rosso, Sochi Autodrom, 2018

Japan

Sauber, Suzuka, 2018
Sauber, Suzuka, 2018
Kevin Magnussen, Haas, Suzuka, 2018
Kevin Magnussen, Haas, Suzuka, 2018
Kimi Raikkonen, Max Verstappen, Suzuka, 2018
Kimi Raikkonen, Max Verstappen, Suzuka, 2018

United States

Charles Leclerc, Sauber, Circuit of the Americas, 2018
Charles Leclerc, Sauber, Circuit of the Americas, 2018
Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Circuit of the Americas, 2018
Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Circuit of the Americas, 2018
Pierre Gasly, Sergey Sirotkin, Circuit of the Americas, 2018
Pierre Gasly, Sergey Sirotkin, Circuit of the Americas, 2018
Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Circuit of the Americas, 2018
Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Circuit of the Americas, 2018
Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton, Circuit of the Americas, 2018
Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton, Circuit of the Americas, 2018
Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton, Circuit of the Americas, 2018
Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton, Circuit of the Americas, 2018

Mexico

Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, 2018
Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, 2018
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, 2018
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, 2018
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, 2018
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, 2018

Brazil

Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, Interlagos, 2018
Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, Interlagos, 2018
Nico Hulkenberg, Renault, Interlagos, 2018
Nico Hulkenberg, Renault, Interlagos, 2018
Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Interlagos, 2018
Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Interlagos, 2018
Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Interlagos, 2018
Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Interlagos, 2018
Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, Interlagos, 2018
Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, Interlagos, 2018
Max Verstappen, Esteban Ocon, Interlagos, 2018
Max Verstappen, Esteban Ocon, Interlagos, 2018
Esteban Ocon, Max Verstappen, Interlagos, 2018
Esteban Ocon, Max Verstappen, Interlagos, 2018

Abu Dhabi

Kimi Raikkonen, Charles Leclerc, Yas Marina, 2018
Kimi Raikkonen, Charles Leclerc, Yas Marina, 2018
Charles Leclerc, Daniel Ricciardo, Yas Marina, 2018
Charles Leclerc, Daniel Ricciardo, Yas Marina, 2018
Esteban Ocon Max Verstappen, Yas Marina, 2018
Esteban Ocon Max Verstappen, Yas Marina, 2018
Fernando Alonso, McLaren, Yas Marina, 2018
Fernando Alonso, McLaren, Yas Marina, 2018

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  • 7 comments on “2018 F1 season in pictures: The best action of the year”

    1. The image where the marshal is running with the 50-meter board, though, I wonder which on-track incident lead to that happening, LOL.

      1. I, of course, meant to type ‘led,’ but apparently managed to type it in its present-tense form without noticing it.

    2. great images; makes me long for the season to start ;)

    3. Can someone please tell me why on Kimi’s car at Bahrain it has what looks like SS or US on the front but clearly has the yellow softs on the rear tires? Are you able to race with two separate compounds on? Very intrigued by this and wonder why it’s not utilized more if so.

      1. In that picture he is retiring as a result of the wheel not having been changed and him hitting the mechanic when he was incorrectly given the green light.

        1. thank you! just watched the video looks like the left rear was the only one not changed. makes sense now. thanks for the info!

    4. OH my God I miss F1 too much already

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