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5 Promising Young Drivers Who Were Denied a Proper Chance in Formula 1

As a three-time world champion at the age of 31, Lewis Hamilton is living proof of what can happen when Formula One teams place their faith in young drivers. Placed alongside two-time world champion Fernando Alonso at the age of 22, Hamilton immediately repaid McLaren's trust by coming within a point of becoming the first-ever rookie champion in 2007. Hamilton made up for his near-miss by winning the title by the same margin the following season and, after enduring a few lean years, he now stands alongside the most triumphant drivers in the sport's history as a three-time world champion. Success stories like those of Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel, the four-time title winner, have become commonplace in recent years as F1 teams place an empha...

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