With Formula 1 entering its third year, there are plenty of teams looking to take their place in the championship’s top four.
Here’s our list of the drivers who will have the most success on the track next year.
Sebastian Vettel (Mercedes) Mercedes’ reigning champion will hope to return to form with a strong team and a top six finish.
Vettel is back in a Mercedes and he has a lot to prove after a series of poor results and a lack of consistency.
The German will be hoping to take home another championship, and he needs to make it clear he wants to win again.
Fernando Alonso (Alonso) Alonso’s team is set to be back on the podium for the first time since 2014 and it will be interesting to see how he adjusts to a new challenge.
With two world championships under his belt, Alonso will be desperate to keep his best results.
Nico Rosberg (Merck) The former world champion has been one of the best drivers this season and has a chance to return with a top-six finish.
Rosberg has only two victories to his name this season, but has proved his worth in the past by taking two podium finishes at Suzuka and Monaco.
He will need to show that he is back to his best this year.
Jenson Button (Red Bull) The British driver will have his first taste of Formula 1 in 2018 when he joins up with Red Bull.
Button has been the team’s most consistent driver this season with a championship-winning season, and the Red Bull team is hoping that Button will be a big factor for them.
Pastor Maldonado (Williams) Maldonados form has been a major issue for Williams this season.
The Spaniard will need a strong race weekend to get back on track.
He is also looking to return from a suspension, so will have a hard time making it back to the podium.
Max Verstappen (Williams, Mercedes) Verstap and Verstamp are the two most exciting drivers to watch at the moment.
The Dutchman will need all of his skills to make the most of his season so far, while the Mercedes driver will also have to fight for a spot in the top four in 2018.
Romain Grosjean (Renault) The Renault driver has had a difficult season with Red Bulls.
He was forced to start his season without Max Verrdappen and Veron, and will look to prove that he can lead his team back to winning ways this year, should he return to the team.
Daniil Kvyat (Renaults team) Kvyats best year came in 2014 when he won the Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championship.
He should be back with a podium finish and will need more results to get a repeat.
Felipe Massa (Renanciers team) Massa has been struggling with a lack in pace and a poor performance in Singapore, and it is time for him to put the pressure on.
His team will be looking to make up ground on him in terms of points.
Max Chilton (Renanz) Chilton is one of two drivers who have been around for a while and has proven that he deserves to be in the driver’s seat.
The team has looked to him for consistency in recent years and will be keen to see him improve on his form from last year.
Dani Pedrosa (Audi) Pedrosas best year is a bit of a mystery.
He has struggled to make an impact on the grid this season as his team has struggled with reliability issues.
He had a solid performance in Monaco but has not been able to repeat it this season despite a strong showing in Singapore.
Jolyon Palmer (Renas) Palmer’s best year was in 2016 when he led Mercedes to a podium at the Hungarian Grand Prix and he should have a chance of a repeat at the new team.
He could also get a better result if he wins his maiden race.
Lewis Hamilton (Hamilton) He will look for a repeat of 2016 as Hamilton is struggling to be consistent with the new Mercedes.
Pastor Mika (Red Bulls) Mika is the only driver to have scored points at the front of the grid in 2016, and that will help his team if it can put together a strong performance.
He needs to show his form at the Hungaroring to get an early start in the season.
Maxime Valtteri Bottas (Redbull) Bottas will have to show more consistency with his form to win this season at the top level, but he will need points to do it. 16.
Valtrouna Konevac (Renans team) The Belarusian is not at the level of his compatriot Hamilton, but his team