Felipe Massa is leaving Formula 1 at the end of this year. Jenson Button plans to take a step back. The face of the grid has begun to change, and with a new wave of talent emerging there's scope for a total transformation in the years ahead.
With several other driver contracts coming up for renewal at the end of 2018, what could F1 look like in '19 and beyond? Based on information gathered in the paddock, and some artistic licence, let's find out.
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg's contracts expire at the end of 2018, at which point they will both be 33. Hamilton could conceivably be a six-time world champion and want to stick around to equal or even beat Michael Schumacher's record of seven titles.