The 2016 Formula 1 season has been a pretty eventful one to say the least. With ups and downs, funny moments and sad ones, the best way to sum it up is in gif form.
We’ve taken a look at the record-breaking 21 races and picked out a key moment from each one:
The F1 season kicked off in dramatic style at the Australian Grand Prix when Fernando Alonso’s car was pitched into this scary roll.
Romain Grosjean’s feisty drive through the field in Bahrain was one of the highlights of the race.
Sebastian Vettel got very cheeky in China at the pit lane entry, passing two slower cars on the run to the speed limiter line.
“Oh I’m out, crash” Vettel said after Daniil Kvyat’s clumsy first few corners of the Russian GP.
Undoubtedly one of the most memorable moments of the season, we’ll be talking about Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg’s Spanish GP smash and Max Verstappen’s maiden win for many years to come.
Watching Red Bull rush to get Daniel Ricciardo’s tyres after a team error was painful and made even worse when it ended up costing him victory.
“Seagull-gate” rocked the post-Canadian GP interviews, when Vettel accused the birds of costing him time. Classic Seb, right?
The European GP saw Williams set a new pit stop record. It’s definitely a “blink and you’ll miss it” tyre change!
The Mercedes tension reached boiling point when they collided after a last-lap move for the lead by Hamilton.
Spinning seemed to be the name of the game at Silverstone. Most of the drivers could barely keep it on the track in the tricky conditions.
Qualifying at the Hungaroring took place in soaking wet conditions and threw up lots of drama and crashes.
Daniel Ricciardo brought the ‘shoey’ to F1 in Germany and we love him even more for it.
Kevin Magnussen’s monster Belgian GP shunt brought out the red flag and was clearly one of the biggest accidents of the year.
Ricciardo treated us to more awesome overtakes this year and his late braking move on Valtteri Bottas at Monza was one of the best.
This marshal got caught out by the Singapore GP restart and turned himself into a meme/viral trend instantly.
Hamilton’s title bid took a major hit when his engine blew up while he was leading in Malaysia.
Verstappen’s defensive driving came under criticism at the Japanese GP after this near-collision with Hamilton at Suzuka.
Fernando Alonso’s gutsy overtakes at the US GP were breath-taking, although Felipe Massa wasn’t too pleased about this one…
The end of the Mexican GP was SO confusing. There were corner cuts, close calls, contact, post-race time penalties and three different people in third place within the space of an evening.
It doesn’t get more emotional than this. After crashing out of his final Brazilian GP, Massa was met by this welcome in the pit lane as he walked back to the Williams pit box.
And so it all ended in Abu Dhabi, with four cars chasing each other hard for the victory and the two title protagonists battling it out for the title.
Hamilton won the race, but it was Rosberg who secured the title. A tense, dramatic and typically eventful end to what has been a pretty mad year of F1.