2018 F1 season in pictures: The best action of the year | 2018 F1 season review

The 2018 season saw Max Verstappen’s controversial Brazil Grand Prix clash with Esteban Ocon, Marcus Ericsson’s high-speed barrel roll at Monza and his team mate’s near-miss at Spa.

It was also the year of the fastest ever generation of F1 cars – which broke the record for the fastest ever lap of a grand prix track – and some spectacular wheel-to-wheel racing.

Here’s a selection of pictures revealing some of the best action from 2018:

Australia

Esteban Ocon, Force India, Albert Park, 2018Esteban Ocon, Force India, Albert Park, 2018
Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Albert Park, 2018Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Albert Park, 2018

Bahrain

Sergey Sirotkin, Williams, Bahrain International Circuit, 2018Sergey Sirotkin, Williams, Bahrain International Circuit, 2018Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Bahrain International Circuit, 2018Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Bahrain International Circuit, 2018Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton, Bahrain International Circuit, 2018Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton, Bahrain International Circuit, 2018Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen, Bahrain International Circuit, 2018Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen, Bahrain International Circuit, 2018Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Bahrain International Circuit, 2018Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Bahrain International Circuit, 2018Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Bahrain International Circuit, 2018Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Bahrain International Circuit, 2018Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton, Bahrain Internatinoal Circuit, 2018Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton, Bahrain Internatinoal Circuit, 2018

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China

Fernando Alonso, McLaren, Shanghai International Circuit, 2018Fernando Alonso, McLaren, Shanghai International Circuit, 2018Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, Shanghai International Circuit, 2018Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, Shanghai International Circuit, 2018Charles Leclerc, Sauber, Shanghai International Circuit, 2018Charles Leclerc, Sauber, Shanghai International Circuit, 2018Daniel Ricciardo, Valtteri Bottas, Shanghai International Circuit, 2018Daniel Ricciardo, Valtteri Bottas, Shanghai International Circuit, 2018Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Shanghai International Circuit, 2018Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Shanghai International Circuit, 2018Max Verstappen, Sebastian Vettel, Shanghai, International Circuit, 2018Max Verstappen, Sebastian Vettel, Shanghai, International Circuit, 2018Max Verstappen, Sebastian Vettel, Shanghai, International Circuit, 2018Max Verstappen, Sebastian Vettel, Shanghai, International Circuit, 2018Souvenir, Shanghai International Circuit, 2018A marshal grabs a souvenir, Shanghai International Circuit, 2018

Azerbaijan

Sergey Sirotkin, Williams, Baku City Circuit, 2018Sergey Sirotkin, Williams, Baku City Circuit, 2018Esteban Ocon, Force India, Baku City Circuit, 2018Esteban Ocon, Force India, Baku City Circuit, 2018Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Baku City Circuit, 2018Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Baku City Circuit, 2018Carlos Sainz Jnr, Renault, Baku City Circuit, 2018Carlos Sainz Jnr, Renault, Baku City Circuit, 2018Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Baku City Circuit, 2018Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Baku City Circuit, 2018

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Spain

Lance Stroll, Williams, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018Lance Stroll, Williams, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018Romain Grosjean, Haas, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018Romain Grosjean, Haas, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018Brendon Hartley, Toro Rosso, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018Brendon Hartley, Toro Rosso, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018Marcus Ericsson, Carlos Sainz Jnr, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018Marcus Ericsson, Carlos Sainz Jnr, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018Romain Grosjean, Haas, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018Romain Grosjean, Haas, Circuit de Catalunya, 2018

Monaco

Start, Monaco, 2018Start, Monaco, 2018Sergey Sirotkin, Stoffel Vandoorne, Monaco, 2018Fernando Alonso, McLaren, Monaco, 2018Fernando Alonso, McLaren, Monaco, 2018

Canada

Sergio Perez, Force India, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2018Sergio Perez, Force India, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2018Sergio Perez, Force India, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2018Sergio Perez, Force India, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2018

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France

Charles Leclerc, Sauber, Paul Ricard, 2018Charles Leclerc, Sauber, Paul Ricard, 2018Sergio Perez, Force India, Paul Ricard, 2018Sergio Perez, Force India, Paul Ricard, 2018Esteban Ocon, Force India, Paul Ricard, 2018Esteban Ocon, Force India, Paul Ricard, 2018Safety Car, Paul Ricard, 2018Safety Car, Paul Ricard, 2018Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, Paul Ricard, 2018Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, Paul Ricard, 2018Pierre Gasly, Toro Rosso, Paul Ricard, 2018Pierre Gasly, Toro Rosso, Paul Ricard, 2018Pierre Gasly, Toro Rosso, Paul Ricard, 2018Pierre Gasly, Toro Rosso, Paul Ricard, 2018Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Paul Ricard, 2018Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Paul Ricard, 2018

Austria

Start, Red Bull Ring, 2018Start, Red Bull Ring, 2018Fernando Alonso, Charles Leclerc, Red Bull Ring, 2018Fernando Alonso, Charles Leclerc, Red Bull Ring, 2018Fernando Alonso, Charles Leclerc, Red Bull Ring, 2018Fernando Alonso, Charles Leclerc, Red Bull Ring, 2018Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, Red Bull Ring, 2018Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, Red Bull Ring, 2018

Great Britain

Brendon Hartley, Toro Rosso, Silverstone, 2018Brendon Hartley, Toro Rosso, Silverstone, 2018Sergio Perez, Force India, Silverstone, 2018Sergio Perez, Force India, Silverstone, 2018Start, Silverstone, 2018Start, Silverstone, 2018

Germany

Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Hockenheimring, 2018Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Hockenheimring, 2018Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Hockenheimring, 2018Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Hockenheimring, 2018Pierre Gasly, Toro Rosso, Hockenheimring, 2018Pierre Gasly, Toro Rosso, Hockenheimring, 2018Esteban Ocon, Force India, Hockenheimring, 2018Esteban Ocon, Force India, Hockenheimring, 2018

Hungary

Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, Hungaroring, 2018Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, Hungaroring, 2018Stoffel Vandoorne, McLaren, Hungaroring, 2018Stoffel Vandoorne, McLaren, Hungaroring, 2018

Belgium

Fernando Alonso, McLaren, Spa-Francorchamps, 2018Fernando Alonso, McLaren, Spa-Francorchamps, 2018Fernando Alonso, McLaren, Spa-Francorchamps, 2018Start, Spa-Francorchamps, 2018Fernando Alonso, McLaren, Spa-Francorchamps, 2018Fernando Alonso, McLaren, Spa-Francorchamps, 2018Esteban Ocon, Force India, Spa-Francorchamps, 2018Esteban Ocon, Force India, Spa-Francorchamps, 2018Sergey Sirotkin, Lance Stroll, Williams, Spa-Francorchamps, 2018Sergey Sirotkin, Lance Stroll, Williams, Spa-Francorchamps, 2018

Italy

Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, Monza, 2018Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, Monza, 2018Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, Monza, 2018Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, Monza, 2018Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, Monza, 2018Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, Monza, 2018Daniel Ricciardo, Pierre Gasly, Monza, 2018Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, Monza, 2018Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, Monza, 2018Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Monza, 2018Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Monza, 2018Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen, Monza, 2018Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Monza, 2018Sebastian Vettel, Esteban Ocon, Monza, 2018Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo, Monza, 2018Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo, Monza, 2018Max Verstappen, Valtteri Bottas, Monza, 2018Max Verstappen, Valtteri Bottas, Monza, 2018

Singapore

Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Singapore, 2018Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Singapore, 2018Stoffel Vandoorne, McLaren, Singapore, 2018Stoffel Vandoorne, McLaren, Singapore, 2018Esteban Ocon, Sergio Perez, Force India, Singapore, 2018Esteban Ocon, Sergio Perez, Force India, Singapore, 2018Sergey Sirotkin, Williams, Singapore, 2018Sergey Sirotkin, Williams, Singapore, 2018Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Singapore, 2018Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Singapore, 2018

Russia

Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Sochi Autodrom, 2018Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Sochi Autodrom, 2018Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, Sochi Autodrom, 2018Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, Sochi Autodrom, 2018Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton, Sochi, 2018Brendon Hartley, Toro Rosso, Sochi Autodrom, 2018Brendon Hartley, Toro Rosso, Sochi Autodrom, 2018Brendon Hartley, Toro Rosso, Sochi Autodrom, 2018Brendon Hartley, Toro Rosso, Sochi Autodrom, 2018

Japan

Sauber, Suzuka, 2018Sauber, Suzuka, 2018Kevin Magnussen, Haas, Suzuka, 2018Kevin Magnussen, Haas, Suzuka, 2018Kimi Raikkonen, Max Verstappen, Suzuka, 2018Kimi Raikkonen, Max Verstappen, Suzuka, 2018

United States

Charles Leclerc, Sauber, Circuit of the Americas, 2018Charles Leclerc, Sauber, Circuit of the Americas, 2018Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Circuit of the Americas, 2018Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Circuit of the Americas, 2018Pierre Gasly, Sergey Sirotkin, Circuit of the Americas, 2018Pierre Gasly, Sergey Sirotkin, Circuit of the Americas, 2018Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Circuit of the Americas, 2018Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Circuit of the Americas, 2018Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton, Circuit of the Americas, 2018Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton, Circuit of the Americas, 2018Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton, Circuit of the Americas, 2018Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton, Circuit of the Americas, 2018

Mexico

Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, 2018Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, 2018Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, 2018Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, 2018Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, 2018Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, 2018

Brazil

Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, Interlagos, 2018Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, Interlagos, 2018Nico Hulkenberg, Renault, Interlagos, 2018Nico Hulkenberg, Renault, Interlagos, 2018Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Interlagos, 2018Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Interlagos, 2018Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Interlagos, 2018Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Interlagos, 2018Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, Interlagos, 2018Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, Interlagos, 2018Max Verstappen, Esteban Ocon, Interlagos, 2018Max Verstappen, Esteban Ocon, Interlagos, 2018Esteban Ocon, Max Verstappen, Interlagos, 2018Esteban Ocon, Max Verstappen, Interlagos, 2018

Abu Dhabi

Kimi Raikkonen, Charles Leclerc, Yas Marina, 2018Kimi Raikkonen, Charles Leclerc, Yas Marina, 2018Charles Leclerc, Daniel Ricciardo, Yas Marina, 2018Charles Leclerc, Daniel Ricciardo, Yas Marina, 2018Esteban Ocon Max Verstappen, Yas Marina, 2018Esteban Ocon Max Verstappen, Yas Marina, 2018Fernando Alonso, McLaren, Yas Marina, 2018Fernando Alonso, McLaren, Yas Marina, 2018

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