Last season, Mercedes ran the gamut, as expected. But internally, there was a battle between Lewis Hamilton and eventual champion Nico Rosberg. That battle won’t be reignited this season, as Rosberg elected to retire after winning his first title. That left an opening on the team, which then managed to secure Valtteri Bottas from Williams to fill the vacancy.
There were several other driver lineup changes, including the retirement and quick unretirement of Felipe Massa at Williams, and the Manor Racing Team folded in the offseason. On top of that, Formula 1 has a new ownership in Liberty Media, and longtime executive in charge, Bernie Ecclestone, has been ousted after several decades in the role.
You can find a season preview right here and a look at all the big and small changes that occurred this offseason right here. Below, you’ll find information on how to watch races online and on television in the United States, as well as a full schedule for the season and results, updated throughout the year.
Between Alabama and LSU, there’s at least five without blinking. Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett and Tennessee DE Derek Barnett are the other first-round locks. Include Robinson and White, and there’s nine. Then you need three more from the group of Humphrey, Williams, Missouri DE Charles Harris and Florida’s defense. Right now, it looks frustratingly short.
From our soccer editor Kevin McCauley: “Manchester United is managed by former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, and they got absolutely stomped in London earlier this year. Mourinho was pretty mad about new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte celebrating all of the goals like a madman, so Man United will be motivated to get some revenge.”