Formula 1 2017: All you need to know about the teams

All you need to know about the teams in 2017.

Ferrari

Ferrari
Kimi Raikkonen - not exactly famed for being smiley - and Sebastian Vettel, who was a very angry and sweary man at times in 2016, enjoy a moment of rare levity together. They will be looking to improve on Ferrari's third place in the constructors' championship last year
Races started: 934Pole positions: 210
Wins: 227Podium places: 714Championships: 16
2016 position: 3rd2016 wins / podiums: 0/112016 best: 2nd - 5 times

Force India

Force India
Force India's new car has been held up as perhaps the ugliest of the 2017 breed, but that will not matter a jot to Sergio Perez and new team-mate Esteban Ocon if it helps them beat the team's fourth-placed finish last season
Races started: 176Pole positions: 1
Wins: 0Podium places: 5Championships: 0
2016 position: 4th2016 wins / podiums: 0/22016 best: 3rd - Monaco, European

Haas

Haas
Haas only picked up one point in the last 12 races of their debut campaign in 2016, but pre-season testing has been promising, and Romain Grosjean has taken delight in pointing out amusing features of the car to new team-mate Kevin Magnussen
Races started: 26Pole positions: 0
Wins: 0Podium places: 0Championships: 0
2016 position: 8th2016 wins / podiums: 0/02016 best: 5th - Bahrain

McLaren

McLaren
McLaren have not won a race since Jenson Button's victory in Brazil in 2012 and have not had a podium since Australia 2014. That said, if their car-building skills can match their airbrushing skills, then 2017 is looking promising for Fernando Alonso and the highly rated - and immaculately groomed - Stoffel Vandoorne
Races started: 806Pole positions: 155
Wins: 182Podium places: 485Championships: 8
2016 position: 6th2016 wins / podiums: 0/02016 best: 5th - Monaco, USA

Mercedes

Mercedes
Mercedes have won the constructors' championship for each of the last three seasons but were thrown a curve ball at the end of 2016 when world champion Nico Rosberg retired. His replacement Valtteri Bottas has been lumbered with bringing up the rear in this picture, which is just where Lewis Hamilton will want him to stay
Races started: 153Pole positions: 77
Wins: 67Podium places: 133Championships: 3
2016 position: 1st2016 wins / podiums: 19/332016 best: 1st - 19 times

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Red Bull

Red Bull
Sombreros and smiles. It's the Red Bull way. And in Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo the team have two of the brightest lights in the sport. Red Bull had at least one of their drivers finish in the top three at 14 of the 21 races in 2016, and will hope they can mount a title push this year
Races started: 229Pole positions: 58
Wins: 52Podium places: 138Championships: 4
2016 position: 2nd2016 wins / podiums: 2/162016 best: 1st - Spain, Malaysia

Renault

Renault
Stop looking at the trousers. Please, draw your attention away from the trousers. Maybe a stat will distract you: Renault only scored points at three races in 2016 and will be relying on Jolyon Palmer and new arrival Nico Hulkenberg to improve on that this season
Races started: 325Pole positions: 51
Wins: 35Podium places: 100Championships: 2
2016 position: 9th2016 wins / podiums: 0/02016 best: 7th - Russia

Sauber - Marcus Ericsson and Pascal Wehrlein

Sauber
Sauber, established back in 1993, are celebrating their 25th season in the sport this year and will be desperate to get back to the pointier end of the midfield, which was for so long their home. They have struggled for money and form in recent years and only overtook the now-defunct Manor team for 10th place in the constructors' championship in the penultimate race of last season. Marcus Ericsson is joined by Pascal Wehrlein in 2017
Races started: 337Pole positions: 0
Wins: 0Podium places: 10Championships: 0
2016 position: 10th2016 wins / podiums: 0/02016 best: 9th - Brazil

Toro Rosso

Toro Rosso
The new Toro Rosso is a handsome and rapid beast and, in the hands of Carlos Sainz and Daniil Kvyat, could prove more than capable of gate-crashing the established front-runners. They finished seventh last season and have very realistic ambitions of improving on that this year
Races started: 231Pole positions: 1
Wins: 1Podium places: 1Championships: 0
2016 position: 7th2016 wins / podiums: 0/02016 best: 6th - 4 times

Williams

Williams
Williams are celebrating their 40th season in 2017 and will be desperate to improve on the disappointment of last season, which brought just one podium finish and fifth place in the standings. After Valtteri Bottas' unexpected move to Mercedes, Felipe Massa has come out of retirement to partner untried teenager Lance Stroll, who brings vital funds but suffered three accidents at the first pre-season test, costing the team valuable development time
Races started: 675Pole positions: 128
Wins: 114Podium places: 311Championships: 9
2016 position: 5th2016 wins / podiums: 0/12016 best: 3rd - Canada

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