Autosport predicts F1 2017

Autosport predicts F1 2017

There is fresh optimism that Formula 1 could have a proper fight at the front of the field again in 2017. On the eve of the new season, Autosport's panelists have their say

Hope springs eternal. This time a year ago, the motorsport world was brimming with optimism that Ferrari would take the fight to Mercedes. Twelve months later, and the situation is remarkably similar.

Unlike in 2016, though, there are sweeping rule changes to assist the neutral fans' desired overhaul of the Mercedes dominance of F1's turbo-hybrid era. So, back for 2017 is the Autosport writers' panel's prediction of how the championship battle will play out.

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