This has not been a vintage 'silly season' in Formula 1 - too many of the top drivers are already contracted for 2018 - but such changes as there are now appear almost complete, the most significant being Carlos Sainz Jr's 'on loan' move from Toro Rosso to Renault.
It would have been nice if someone at Renault had had the courtesy to inform Jolyon Palmer personally, rather than let him discover his fate on the Autosport website, but niceties, as we know, seem to be falling into disuse.
Already under debate is what happens in a year's time, when it appears that virtually everyone with a competition licence will be out of contract, and therefore open to offers. The major exceptions to this are the two current world championship protagonists, for Sebastian Vettel recently renewed with Ferrari for three years, and the expectation is that Lewis Hamilton will do the same with Mercedes. On the assumption that Hamilton will wish to continue beyond the end of next season, with the Maranello door closed what else would he do?