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Even though it was wrapped up with a round to spare, the battle for ‘Class B’ honours went back and forth throughout the year, with many teams and drivers sharing success. In the end, there was a worthy winner, who won’t be recognised in the history books.
Charles Leclerc's Belgian GP crash with Fernando Alonso ended some of the debate surrounding the halo. The FIA's findings proves it was right to implement it, and dissenting voices have been made irrelevant.
The 2018 Formula 1 season featured the fiercest battle for honours since the start of the V6 turbo-hybrid era - even if both titles were ultimately sealed comfortably - but who were the standout drivers over the course of the campaign?
Valtteri Bottas finished 2018 fifth in the Formula 1 points and with no race victories, and called it his "worst season so far". But could a change of attitude for next year help him improve and make himself more valuable to Mercedes or a rival team?
Eyebrows were raised when Supercars stewards penalised Shane van Gisbergen rather than his crew for the title-deciding refuelling bungle in Newcastle. However, a cheeky tweet from Triple Eight unwittingly explains both why it happened, and how it could have so easily been avoided.
A raft of changes for the 2019 Formula 1 aerodynamic rules will mean next year's cars look quite different to this year's challengers. It's all designed to improve overtaking, but questions are already being raised over the full impact of the new rules.
Fernando Alonso's entire life has been geared towards Formula 1. Now that has been removed, his big challenge will be filling that void once his World Endurance and Indy 500 exploits are out of the way halfway through next year.
Pirelli is hopeful it has addressed several key areas that impacted Formula 1 races negatively in 2018 after the teams gained experience with their 2019 tyre compounds this week.
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James Allen revisits the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, where the call to make an early pitstop proved a winning one for Lewis Hamilton – but costly for others who became mired in traffic.
Robert Kubica's journey back to Formula 1 will be completed when he lines up for the 2019 Australian Grand Prix. It's been a phenomenally hard journey back for the Polish driver - but that determination proves he had exactly what it takes to succeed
On paper it looks like Haas was defeated in its bid to protest Force India ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, but within that loss it could have got exactly what it was looking for. All eyes will be on what it does next.
Red Bull won in Mexico and should have won in Brazil but for the intervention of Esteban Ocon. But its pace in Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Friday practice suggests one final victory with Renault power should not be ruled out.
Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images bring you the Formula 1 technical updates on show in the Yas Marina pitlane at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Friday, giving insight into the relentless development undertaken by the teams in pursuit of more performance.
Ferrari ran a simplified front wing on Kimi Raikkonen's car during the first Formula 1 free practice session at Abu Dhabi in preparation for the 2019 season's rule changes.
Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images bring you the Formula 1 technical updates on show in the Yas Marina pitlane at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, giving insight into the relentless development undertaken by the teams in pursuit of more performance – even at the final round!
The superlicence rules that govern when drivers are eligible to drive Formula 1 cars frustrated the outspoken Dan Ticktum this summer. He's now on the verge of holding a full licence, but a grand prix graduation is unlikely to change his approach.