Why F1's overachiever faces a crossroads

Why F1's overachiever faces a crossroads

Mercedes hit new heights in 2017 but it is not the team that has pulled off the best achievement. That goes to Formula 1's established underdog - and one that will soon face a crucial decision if it wants to make any further progress

Mercedes is receiving the plaudits after another spectacular Formula 1 season and rightly so. Defending the drivers' and constructors' championships across a major regulation change is historic. It is its fourth successive double, echoing Red Bull's achievement through relatively stable rules between 2010 and '13.

But the accolade for the most impressive achievement of the year can be found three spaces down the field.

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