Daniel Ricciardo regretted the decision to stick with a two-stop strategy after being leapfrogged by team mate Max Verstappen in Abu Dhabi.
Yas Marina’s reputation as an overtaking-free zone was cemented by its latest race, which saw very little passing
Lewis Hamilton took ‘winning at the slowest possible speed’ to a whole new level in Abu Dhabi: he was over one-and-a-half seconds slower than last year’s pace at times.
Constant rain in Brazil meant that, unusually, the wet weather tyre proved a much better choice than the intermediate. Some teams were slow to realise this.
Max Verstappen climbed 13 places in just 14 laps at the end of the race to claim a place on the podium at the Brazilian Grand Prix.
The Red Bulls headed the fastest lap table in the wet Brazilian Grand Prix but both of them finished behind the Mercedes drivers.
A one-stop strategy was clearly the way to go in Mexico, even for drivers who started the race on super-soft tyres
The Mexican Grand Prix was a processional affair for long periods of the race. But differing strategies eventually produced a dramatic battle at the end.
Daniel Ricciardo set the fastest lap of the Mexican Grand Prix while he was hunting down Sebastian Vettel in the closing stages of the race.
The Virtual Safety Car period decided the battle for second place as it allowed Nico Rosberg to make his pit stop and stay in front of Daniel Ricciardo.
Great starts by both McLaren drivers put them on course for a double points finish in Austin despite both starting outside the top ten.
A last blast on super-soft tyres allowed Sebastian Vettel to set the fastest lap of the United States Grand Prix by almost two seconds.
Williams were the fastest team in the pits once again but that was bad news for their driver Valtteri Bottas who lost out because of it.
Sebastian Vettel defended Ferrari from criticism of their strategy despite a late pit stop which potentially cost him a podium finish.
Sebastian Vettel set the fastest lap of the race as he tried to regain the place he lost to Lewis Hamilton, while Nico Rosberg was cruising in the lead.
Three Virtual Safety Car periods during the Malaysian Grand Prix meant some drivers got lucky with their strategies – while others were left to rue their misfortune.
Fernando Alonso salvaged seventh place after starting last on the grid in his McLaren and was closing on the two drivers ahead of him in the final laps.
Nico Rosberg set the fastest lap of the Malaysian Grand Prix and it helped him secure third place as he pulled away from Kimi Raikkonen.
The Singapore Grand Prix was one of the more varied we’ve seen this year in terms of tyre strategies, even among the front-runners.
Daniel Ricciardo was 25.4 seconds behind Nico Rosberg with 13 laps to go and closed to within half a second of his rival by the chequered flag.