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Formula 1 season 2017

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Formula 1 season 2017
Points allocation
PositionPoints
1st25
2nd18
3rd15
4th12
5th10
6th8
7th6
8th4
9th2
10th1

The 2017 season aimed to shake up the established order of things with some new aerodynamic-focused regulations. Wider cars and fatter Pirelli tyres were introduced to create more downforce and thus faster cars, and teams were looking to capitalise on the changes to close the gap to Mercedes. The season started with a close battle between Ferrari and Mercedes, but gradually the Silver Arrows dominance began to show once more.

Season overview

Sebastian Vettel put up a solid fight throughout the 2017 season to try and challenge Lewis Hamilton for the world title, but the momentum slowly turned towards Mercedes and allowed the team and the British driver to earn their fourth championships. Ferrari had to settle for second best, with Red Bull clutching at their coat tails.

There were some great battles throughout the year, and some drivers managed to shine more than others. Max Verstappen continued to put on good shows wherever he went, but Esteban Ocon was also strong and Valtteri Bottas tried his best to keep tabs on his champion teammate. Fernando Alonso, meanwhile, turned his attention elsewhere, participating in the Indy 500 whilst waiting for McLaren to announce they were ditching Honda.

This was the first year under Liberty Media's control, and there were a few tweaks to the podium process and a noticeable increase in online content, but not all that much appears to have changed in the first twelve months. There's still plenty for the sport to do to improve the quality of the show, and the forward-looking attitude of the participants.

Season calendar

EventCountryDate
Australian Grand PrixAustralia26 Mar
Chinese Grand PrixChina09 Apr
Bahrain Grand PrixBahrain16 Apr
Russian Grand PrixRussia30 Apr
Spanish Grand PrixSpain14 May
Monaco Grand PrixMonaco28 May
Canadian Grand PrixCanada11 Jun
Azerbaijan Grand PrixAzerbaijan25 Jun
Austrian Grand PrixAustria09 Jul
British Grand PrixUnited Kingdom16 Jul
Hungarian Grand PrixHungary30 Jul
Belgian Grand PrixBelgium27 Aug
Italian Grand PrixItaly03 Sep
Singapore Grand PrixSingapore17 Sep
Malaysian Grand PrixMalaysia01 Oct
Japanese Grand PrixJapan08 Oct
United States Grand PrixUnited States22 Oct
Mexican Grand PrixMexico29 Oct
Brazilian Grand PrixBrazil12 Nov
Abu Dhabi Grand PrixAbu Dhabi26 Nov

Driver standings

PositionDriverTeamPoints
10Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport363
20Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari317
30Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport305
41Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari205
5-1Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing200
60Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing168
70Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team100
80Esteban OconSahara Force India F1 Team87
90Carlos Sainz JrRenault Sport F1 Team54
102Nico HülkenbergRenault Sport F1 Team43
11-1Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing43
12-1Lance StrollWilliams Martini Racing40
130Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team28
140Kevin MagnussenHaas F1 Team19
150Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda17
160Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren Honda13
170Jolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 Team8
180Pascal WehrleinSauber F1 Team5
190Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso5
200Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team0
210Pierre GaslyScuderia Toro Rosso0
220Antonio GiovinazziHaas F1 Team0
230Brendon HartleyScuderia Toro Rosso0
240Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda0
250Paul di RestaWilliams Martini Racing0
F1 driver championship3630AUSCHNBHRRUSESPMONCANAZEAUTGBRHUNBELITASINMALJPNUSAMEXBRAABULewis HamiltonSebastian VettelValtteri BottasKimi RäikkönenDaniel RicciardoMax VerstappenSergio PérezEsteban OconCarlos Sainz JrNico HülkenbergFelipe MassaLance StrollRomain GrosjeanKevin MagnussenFernando AlonsoStoffel VandoorneJolyon PalmerPascal WehrleinDaniil KvyatSelect name to toggle individual visibility or toggle all

Constructor standings

PositionTeamPoints
10Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport668
20Scuderia Ferrari522
30Red Bull Racing368
40Sahara Force India F1 Team187
50Williams Martini Racing83
61Renault Sport F1 Team57
7-1Scuderia Toro Rosso53
80Haas F1 Team47
90McLaren Honda30
100Sauber F1 Team5
F1 constructor championship6680AUSCHNBHRRUSESPMONCANAZEAUTGBRHUNBELITASINMALJPNUSAMEXBRAABUMercedes AMG Petro …Scuderia FerrariRed Bull RacingSahara Force India …Williams Martini R …Renault Sport F1 T …Scuderia Toro RossoHaas F1 TeamMcLaren HondaSauber F1 TeamSelect name to toggle individual visibility or toggle all

Fastest laps

EventDriverTime
Australian Grand PrixKimi Räikkönen1:26.538
Chinese Grand PrixLewis Hamilton1:35.378
Bahrain Grand PrixLewis Hamilton1:32.798
Russian Grand PrixKimi Räikkönen1:36.844
Spanish Grand PrixLewis Hamilton1:23.593
Monaco Grand PrixSergio Pérez1:14.820
Canadian Grand PrixLewis Hamilton1:14.551
Azerbaijan Grand PrixSebastian Vettel1:43.441
Austrian Grand PrixLewis Hamilton1:07.411
British Grand PrixLewis Hamilton1:30.621
Hungarian Grand PrixFernando Alonso1:20.182
Belgian Grand PrixSebastian Vettel1:46.577
Italian Grand PrixDaniel Ricciardo1:23.361
Singapore Grand PrixLewis Hamilton1:45.008
Malaysian Grand PrixSebastian Vettel1:34.080
Japanese Grand PrixValtteri Bottas1:33.144
United States Grand PrixSebastian Vettel1:37.766
Mexican Grand PrixSebastian Vettel1:18.785
Brazilian Grand PrixMax Verstappen1:11.044
Abu Dhabi Grand PrixValtteri Bottas1:40.650

F1 test schedule

CircuitCountryDate
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain27 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain28 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain01 Mar
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain02 Mar
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain07 Mar
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain08 Mar
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain09 Mar
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain10 Mar

F1 team launches

TeamLocationDate
Sauber F1 TeamOnline20 Feb
Renault Sport F1 TeamTBC21 Feb
Sahara Force India F1 TeamSilverstone, England22 Feb
Mercedes AMG Petronas MotorsportSilverstone, England23 Feb
McLaren HondaTBC24 Feb
Scuderia FerrariFiorano, Italy24 Feb
Williams Martini RacingTBC25 Feb
Haas F1 TeamTBC26 Feb
Red Bull RacingOnline26 Feb
Scuderia Toro RossoBarcelona, Spain26 Feb