It appears Ferrari has found their pace after a few poor seasons lately. With the Silver Arrows dominating the hybrid turbo era, Sebastian Vettel seems to have given Ferrari the competitive edge.
Ferrari looks to resolve the future of the four-time world champion who has reportedly been offered a three-year deal worth $138.5m (R1.8 billion).
According to sport24, Vettel's current deal with the Scuderia expires at the end of the current season, with speculation that he might join title rivals Mercedes.
Vettel stands one point ahead of Hamilton in the Championship and would have had a much greater lead if it was not for a tyre failure he experienced in the British Grand Prix.
He broke the record for being the youngest driver in Formula 1 to claim the title. However, his success was also derived from his previous team, Red Bull Racing.
When asked about his future, the German has not been very open. It is however said that should he stay with Ferrari, he would want team mate Kimi Raikkonen to stay alongside him.
The question remains, will he take the offer? Or will he shake up the Formula 1 world by changing teams?