In his first year at Mercedes Valtteri Bottas produced a season of two halves which contrasted sharply, though he won three times.
Sergio Perez had his work cut out to keep rising star Esteban Ocon in his place during 2017. He prevailed, but it was too close for comfort.
There was very little to choose between Esteban Ocon, in his first full season of Formula One, and his considerably more experienced team mate.
Nico Hulkenberg assumed the role of Renault team leader in his first season with the team and scored the vast majority of their points.
Carlos Sainz Jnr produced some giant-killing drives for Toro Rosso but also committed a few howling errors.
Mercedes have been the team to beat since the current power unit regulations arrived in 2014. But the 2017 season was the toughest fight yet.
Kimi Raikkonen ended the season 112 points behind Sebastian Vettel. This was a pretty fair reflection of how far off his team mate’s pace he was.
The running joke about Romain Grosjean used to be first-lap crashes. Now it’s angry radio messages, of which there was plenty in 2017.
Abandoning his plans to retire and coming back for one last season initially looked like being a smart move for Felipe Massa.
Rare were the occasions when Stoffel Vandoorne had an opportunity to show what he could do in his first full season of Formula One.
Stunning passes, dramatic crashes: Look back on some of the most memorable moments of the 2017 season in over 150 pictures.
Kevin Magnussen gained a reputation for being F1’s “bad boy” during 2017. It wasn’t entirely undeserved, but he also put in some strong performances in his first year with Haas.
Pascal Wehrlein’s start to the season was badly disrupted by his crash at the Race of Champions which left him with an injured neck.
Lance Stroll flummoxed his doubters by achieving a pair of spectacular results in an otherwise deeply unimpressive debut season.
Marcus Ericsson was probably unfortunate not to score any points again in 2017, but was clearly the weaker of the two Sauber drivers.
In the fourth year of the current engine regulations a major overhaul of the aerodynamic rules disrupted the supremacy of Mercedes.
Was Ferrari’s season a success or a disappointment? It was certainly the best of any team other than Mercedes since the current engine rules arrived.
Daniil Kvyat joins Jolyon Palmer, the other driver who lost his seat, at the foot of this year’s driver rankings. Did they really have comparably bad seasons?
Jolyon Palmer’s awful second season was cut short by Renault after months of rumours about who would replace him at the team.
Red Bull won more races in 2017 than last year yet slipped to third place in the constructors’ championship, and it wasn’t just because of their engines.