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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.
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?
Antonio Giovinazzi doubts his 2017 Formula 1 race experience will help him in '19 because he expects his full-season debut to be "a lot" easier to approach.
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?
Imperial College London student Owen Heaney has won the 2018 Autosport Williams Engineer of the Future Award.
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
For 60% of the Formula 1 field, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was a farewell - either to their current employer or to F1 itself, at least for now. Some exited with their heads held high, others showed with their performance why it's time to move on.
Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for the Formula 1 season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
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.
Mercedes is closing on a new F1 history milestone after its fifth constructors' championship, and it's now among the all-time greats not just on statistical grounds but for the template it's set for how to create a modern F1 powerhouse.
The idea that Esteban Ocon deliberately hit Max Verstappen so Lewis Hamilton could win is madness. But this was still a race in which Verstappen had done everything right, and made clear to Mercedes how big a future title threat he is.
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas topped the second Friday Formula 1 free practice session for the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos.
Max Verstappen's 2018 Formula 1 turnaround has been remarkable, to the extent that his performance level in the second half of the season is second only to Lewis Hamilton's. But there are still flaws he must eliminate if he's to challenge for a title.
Lewis Hamilton is now within touching distance of Michael Schumacher's record of seven world titles and 91 victories. The Briton could conceivably reach those totals before the end of his current Mercedes deal, but it may not be that simple.