F1 2017: team-by-team guide to the cars and drivers for the season

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Mercedes

Car F1-W08; Engine Mercedes; Principal Toto Wolff; Debut France, 1954; GPs entered 148; Constructors’ titles 3 (2014, 2015, 2016) Still favourites and ; bringing their dominant engine to the new formula puts them on the front foot from the off but they have not yet had to deal with a challenge at the front; real competition and pressure will pose a new test.

Lewis Hamilton (GB, aged 32)

No44; Debut Australia, 2007; Wins 53; Poles 61; Titles 3 (2008, 2014, 2015); Last season 2nd; Odds Evens

Reinvigorated after missing out on the title last season and happier with the team as the de facto No1 driver, he finished 2016 driving as well as he ever has; hard to beat and hungry again.

Valtteri Bottas (Fin, 27)

No77; Debut Australia, 2013; Wins 0; Best finish 2nd; Poles 0; Best qualifying 2nd; Titles 0; Best championship finish 4th; Last season 8th; Odds 5-1

Chance of a lifetime for the Finn who can no longer hide in midfield anonymity; cool, calm and , he is quick too but must earn a full-time place by scoring well and even taking the fight to his team-mate.

Valtteri Bottas sitting in the new F1-W08 Mercedes. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Red Bull

Car RB13; Engine Renault (Tag Heuer); Principal Christian Horner; Debut Australia, 2005; GPs 224; Constructors’ titles 4 (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

but Adrian Newey is likely to have more for the car in Melbourne; if they do so and a development fight ensues, have every chance to challenge for the title and the right drivers for the fight.

Daniel Ricciardo (Aus, 27)

No3; Debut Great Britain, 2011; Wins 4; Poles 1; Titles 0; Best championship finish 3rd; Last season 3rd; Odds 8-1

His team-mate took the headlines but the 2016 driver of the year, left, coaxed more from the car than might have been expected. Quick, aggressive and formidable at overtaking, he would relish a fight for the title.

Max Verstappen (Neth, 19)

No33; Debut Australia, 2015; Wins 1; Poles 0; Best qualifying 2nd; Titles 0; Best championship finish 5th; Last season 5th; Odds 8-1

A remarkable talent with breathtaking audacity but with his racecraft. Supremely confident, a title battle would not perturb him, but staying out of trouble would be a prerequisite for making it feasible.

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo celebrates with Max Verstappen after the 2016 Malaysia Grand Prix. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

Ferrari

Car SF70H; Engine Ferrari; Principal Maurizio Arrivabene; Debut Monaco, 1950; GPs 928; Constructors’ titles 16 (1961, 1964, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008)

Superb grip, a strong engine and the quickest times – had it all in testing; if it translates to race pace they will be contenders. But the team must step up strategically with coherent, clear leadership and organisation to take the fight to the others.

Sebastian Vettel (Ger, 29)

No5; Debut USA, 2007; Wins 42; Poles 46; Titles 4 (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013); Last season 4th; Odds 4-1

Anger and frustration behind the wheel affected his performance last season, but if the car has the pace it showed in testing, he is still capable of matching it; would be far more focused if given a genuine chance of being competitive.

Kimi Raikkonen (Fin, 37)

No7; Debut Australia, 2001; Wins 20; Poles 16; Titles 1 (2007); Last season 6th; Odds 10-1

Surprisingly strong in the second half of 2016 and still a masterful driver who knows how to win,. Raikkonen has nothing to prove and is driving for pleasure; so while his motivation may be questioned his talent will out, especially in a decent ride.

Kimi Raikkonen on track during the final day of Formula One winter testing at the Circuit de Catalunya. Photograph: Dan Istitene/Getty Images

Force India

Car VJM10; Engine Mercedes; Principal Vijay Mallya; Debut Australia, 2008; GPs 171; Constructors’ titles 0 (best finish 4th)

Punched way above their weight with fourth last season and there is no reason why they cannot do so again. Car was solid in testing, has Merc power and they have a strong driver lineup but will need consistency to triumph in what will be a very tight midfield.

Sergio Pérez (Mex, 27)

No11; Debut Australia, 2011; Wins 0; Best finish 2nd; Poles 0; Best qualifying 4th; Titles 0; Best championship finish 7th; Last season 7th; Odds 500-1

Has moved on hugely from a difficult time with in his third season; now a strong points-scorer and able to make the most of any advantages that fall his way, he is quick and reliable, Force India’s sharpest weapon in the fight for fourth.

Esteban Ocon (Fr, 20)

No31; Debut Belgium, 2016; Wins 0; Best finish 12th; Poles 0; Best qualifying 17th; Titles 0; Best championship finish 23rd; Last season 23rd; Odds 500-1

Moved on from the defunct Manor, the Mercedes junior driver, right, is without doubt a talent; now must prove it in a car that can show what he can do and in proper competition rather than at the back; signs are he is more than capable of doing so.

Esteban Ocon tests his Force India. Photograph: Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Williams

Car FW40, Engine Mercedes; Principal Frank Williams; Debut Spain, 1977, GPs 646, Constructors’ titles 9 (1980, 1981, 1986, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997)

Strong in testing, fourth is a realistic target for the team; have recruited strongly and Paddy Lowe’s return will be a huge boost butwith a lineup featuring drivers at either end of the career spectrum they must be bolder and sharper strategically to make it work.

Felipe Massa (Br, 35)

No19; Debut Australia, 2002; Wins 11; Poles 16; Titles 0; Best championship finish 2nd; Last season 11th; Odds 200-1

Brought back from retirement after Bottas left for Mercedes but is not an ideal replacement. His latter years have been decent but not outstanding and heno longer has the raw pace of the Finn. will need an almighty effort from the old boy.

Lance Stroll (Can, 18)

No18; Debut N/A; Wins N/A; Poles N/A; Titles 0 (2016 Euro F3 Champion); Last season N/A; Odds 500-1

The 18-year-old Canadian rookie has been bankrolled into F1 by his father and attracted all the wrong attention with offs in testing; but winning in F3 is no cakewalk. Consistency and points will be the target, that and keeping it out of the wall. Williams need their teenager to step up.

Lance Stroll biggest challenge may be keeping his car on the track. Photograph: Lluis Gene/AFP/Getty Images

McLaren

Car MCL32; Engine Honda; Principal Eric Boullier; Debut Monaco, 1966; GPs 801; Constructors’ titles 8 (1974, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1998)

Launch-day optimism turned to ashen faces in Barcelona after disastrous testing. The Honda power unit was unreliable and not providing the expected output and, when it was working, the car did not look quick. Need to make remarkable recovery just to match last season.

Fernando Alonso (Sp, 35)

No14; Debut Australia, 2001; Wins 32; Poles 22; Titles 2 (2005, 2006); Last season 10th; Odds 250-1

Still one of the best drivers on the grid, Alonso stuck with McLaren over two frustrating seasons on the promise of a better 2016; but that elusive third title looks further away than ever and he may well choose not to put up with it again – expect fireworks.

Stoffel Vandoorne (Bel, 24)

No2; Debut Bahrain, 2016; Wins 0; Best finish 10th; Poles 0; Best qualifying 17; Titles 0; Best championship finish 20th; Last season 20th; Odds 500-1

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