Lewis Hamilton comprehensively beat Valtteri Bottas again, sealing his seventh title as he did, and ensuring his later absence due to Covid did not affect the title fight.
Red Bull gave Alexander Albon all year to prove he could measure up against Max Verstappen, but he ended up further off his team mate’s pace than Pierre Gasly was last season.
McLaren’s Carlos Sainz Jnr and Lando Norris were probably the two most closely-matched team mates in the 2020 season.
For the second time in three years, Racing Point have got rid of their quickest driver. Sergio Perez extended his margin over Lance Stroll during the course of 2020.
Esteban Ocon took time to get back up to speed after a year out of the cockpit, and Daniel Ricciardo did most of the points-scoring for Renault.
In his second season at Ferrari, Charles Leclerc routed four-times world champion Sebastian Vettel, asserting himself as the new number one at the Scuderia.
While Pierre Gasly scored a shock win, Daniil Kvyat’s gradual improvement over the course of 2020 may not be enough to keep Yuki Tsunoda from taking his seat.
Kimi Raikkonen is now the most experienced Formula 1 driver ever, but Antonio Giovinazzi measured up well against him in their second season as team mates.
Romain Grosjean’s crash in Bahrain brought an early end to his four-year partnership with Kevin Magnussen. The pair were closely matched in Haas’s uncompetitive car.
Although George Russell dominated Nicholas Latifi in qualifying, the rookie gave a decent account of himself on race day.
Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz Jnr will remain as McLaren’s F1 drivers for the 2020 season, the team has announced.