During the interminable and mundane weeks of the Formula One winter break, when all the manufacturers are paying their engineers and designers overtime in the hope of obtaining another tenth of a second advantage over their competitors, the diehard fans anxiously await any snippet of news pertaining to how their favourite teams might perform in the upcoming season. The intrigue and rumours abounding about the possible signing of Sirotken, Kubica or even Kvyat as the second Williams driver are read as if they were a long-awaited sequel to a favourite novel.
Kimi Raikkonen says that he still has the motivation to win in Formula 1 - and that he wouldn't be racing in 2018 if he didn't think it was possible.
The highs and lows of an amazing year crammed into one - rather frenetic - minute
Williams will wait until January to announce the identity of their second driver for the 2018 Formula 1 season, the team have confirmed.
Eric Boullier says he laid bare his fears to McLaren's hierarchy about Honda's 2017 engine as early as February amid an expectation the team would go "backwards" and could face a staff exodus.