Lance Stroll gained the most places during the Canadian Grand Prix to claim his first ever points finish. Meanwhile Sebastian Vettel recovered fourth.
Fernando Alonso’s McLaren-Honda expired shortly after he set what stood as the fourth-fastest lap of the race.
As was expected the Monaco Grand Prix was a straightforward one-stop affair for most drivers.
Lewis Hamilton was the biggest mover in the Monaco Grand Prix but he was surely hoping to make more progress than just six positions.
Did Ferrari deliberately compromise Kimi Raikkonen by pitting him when they did? Or was Sebastian Vettel just too fast for him? Take a look at the times.
Sebastian Vettel ran almost half the race distance on the slower medium compound tyre, leaving him vulnerable to attack from Lewis Hamilton.
The first-lap collision in the Spanish Grand Prix presented an opportunity which several teams seized upon to score big results.
Fernando Alonso’s late pit stop allowed him to lap within three tenths of a second of the three quickest teams.
Pirelli’s ultra-soft tyres proved remarkably durable at Sochi. Nico Hulkenberg managed to go 40 laps on his set.
As had been the case in the previous three Russian Grands Prix, the race was a processional affair with few changes in position taking place after the first lap.
Both Ferraris lapped quicker than race-winner Valtteri Bottas in his Mercedes. But Lewis Hamilton in the team’s other car was even further off the pace.
An early Safety Car period prompted most drivers to use two-stop strategies in the Bahrain Grand Prix. Pascal Wehrlein was the only exception.
Passes on both Renault drivers helped Sergio Perez gain the most places of any driver during the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton set the fastest lap of the race with a time of 1’32.798 as he chased Sebastian Vettel in the final laps.
Max Verstappen’s incredible start in the Chinese Grand Prix put him on course for a podium finish despite having been knocked out in Q1 24 hours earlier.
Lewis Hamilton set the fastest lap of the Chinese Grand Prix in his Mercedes but Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari was only a few hundredths slower.
F1’s return to more durable tyres was widely predicted to reduce the number of pit stops seen during the race, and so it proved.
The cars of 2017 may be much faster than last year’s in the races but it seems the fears drivers would find it hard to overtake have been realised.
The first grand prix of 2017 revealed F1’s new cars have gained even more performance in race trim than they have over a single lap.