x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 17 January 2018


A big disappointment. Pre-season form had hinted at challenging Red Bull, but being the third quickest package in the field was not what the Italian team expected or wanted.

5. Fernando Alonso, Spain

The double world champion has done the best he can with the equipment available to him. Deservedly won at Silverstone and could have triumphed in Monaco and Nurburgring, but largely has been relegated, like the rest of the field, to being an also-ran behind Vettel.

6. Felipe Massa, Brazil

Ferrari have been below par, but Alonso at least showed the car was capable of good things on occasions, unlike Massa. Apart from a public feud with Hamilton, the Brazilian, who has been with the team since 2006, has had an utterly forgettable campaign.