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Liberty’s promised land: in search of an American F1 star

America remains the most polarised market for F1. It’s provided two champions, hosted more than forty Grand Prix that were part of the Formula One World Championship and has an ever growing fanbase despite more motorsport competition than any other country. So what’s missing? An American driver. By Adam Dickinson It’s produced one of the most revered racers of all time in Mario Andretti, and … Continue reading Liberty’s promised land: in search of an American F1 star

Post-Massa: in search of the next Brazilian F1 star

Since Felipe Massa departed Formula 1 in 2017 (for a second and final time) there has not been a Brazilian at the start of an official Grand Prix. A sad fact for a country with arguably the most passionate F1 fans in the world. We scoured the feeder series for Brazilian talent and rated the most promising ones. By Adam Dickinson Brazil is the nation … Continue reading Post-Massa: in search of the next Brazilian F1 star

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Daily Discussion: do driver academies work?

The F1 silly season merry-go-round took off in earnest last week, as Ferrari decided to replace Sebastian Vettel with Carlos Sainz. McLaren also chose to replace Sainz with a proven driver, while Renault is apparently toying with the idea of resigning the near-geriatric Fernando Alonso. As a result, several people around the interwebs asked themselves: with all these experienced drivers shuffling seats, is the F1 … Continue reading Daily Discussion: do driver academies work?

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Karun Chandok wants F1 teams to have to run young drivers in Friday-free practice

Ex-F1 driver Karun Chandhok has called for younger drivers to be included more in Formula 1, and also said racing’s top-level weekend format could change to include an element of junior series. Speaking at Autosport International, we asked him if thought it was harder for young drivers coming through than it was in his racing career. By Adam Dickinson “I think it’s always been difficult … Continue reading Karun Chandok wants F1 teams to have to run young drivers in Friday-free practice

F2’s Jack Aitken and Guanyu Zhou get Renault F1 roles

Formula 2 drivers Jack Aitken and Guanyu Zhou will join the Renault F1 team as test and development driver respectively, as Renault complete their driver line-up. Zhou Guanyu Zhou, who will participate in his inaugural Formula 2 season with UNI Virtuosi Racing, will take on the role of development driver at Renault F1. The Chinese driver was a Ferrari Junior until this year. The 19-year … Continue reading F2’s Jack Aitken and Guanyu Zhou get Renault F1 roles