Why F1's 2018 silly season will be one to savour

Why F1's 2018 silly season will be one to savour

Sainz to Renault (via Toro Rosso, McLaren and Honda) was the highlight of F1's 2017 silly season. Next year's will be much more interesting

This has not been a vintage 'silly season' in Formula 1 - too many of the top drivers are already contracted for 2018 - but such changes as there are now appear almost complete, the most significant being Carlos Sainz Jr's 'on loan' move from Toro Rosso to Renault.

It would have been nice if someone at Renault had had the courtesy to inform Jolyon Palmer personally, rather than let him discover his fate on the Autosport website, but niceties, as we know, seem to be falling into disuse.

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