CARLOS SAINZ, JR.
Scuderia Toro Rosso/
Toro Rosso-Renault STR12
He’s indisputably had the better
of Toro Rosso teammate Kvyat
this year – just one reason why
he was sought after by Renault
for 2018 (and maybe sooner...)
FORMULA 1: THE GRID
world, F1 fans are a
be it the orange-clad hordes rooting
for Max Verstappen
at Spa, Monza’s
tifosi (RIGH T), or
Brits at Silverstone.
COTA’s crowd is
And with guys such
as Santino Ferrucci
on the fast track to
F1, maybe they’ll
have a home hero
to cheer for soon?
FANS ARE PART
OF THE SHOW
LANCE STROLL KIMI RAIKKONEN
Williams Martini Racing/Williams-Mercedes FW40 Scuderia Ferrari/Ferrari SF70H
Sauber F1 Team/Sauber-Ferrari C36
The detractors are suddenly silent... His
podium in Baku and a front-row start at
Monza have seen to that. He’s still raw, but
Stroll has already surpassed expectations.
Perennial win threat or the world’s best
number two? Not even Kimi seems to know
anymore, although for this season at least,
his main job has become assisting Vettel.
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1/
Mercedes F1 W08 EQ Power+
Replacing a world champion
isn’t easy, but Mercedes can
have little cause for complaint
at how quickly Bottas adapted.
The only surprise is that his
deal wasn’t extended sooner.
Raikkonen could have
won at Monaco, but
demoted to second by
Vettel’s pit strategy.
Bottas’s big opportunity came saddled with plenty of pressure,
but a couple of wins quickly rewarded Mercedes’ faith.
Helped Sauber’s cause with a handful of
points, but the team’s new-for–’ 17 Ferrari
deal likely means the Mercedes-aligned
German is nearing the end of his tenure.