Next under the spotlight at the end of the season are the teams who battled it out in the midfield: Force India, Williams, Renault and Toro Rosso.
Sergey Sirotkin has the pace to race in Formula 1 and deserves a place on the grid; that's according to Renault trackside operations director Alan Permane.
Felipe Massa is hoping that talent wins the day when Williams eventually decide his replacement.
Lance Stroll cut a lonely figure in Abu Dhabi as he limped home in last place in the season finale at the Yas Marina circuit.
Nico Hulkenberg clinched P6 in controversial circumstances, while Felipe Massa secured the final point on offer in his last-ever Formula 1 race.