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Are Pay-To-Race Drivers Making a Return To Formula 1?

In one of the more surprising announcements made in January, Narain Karthikeyan was given another chance in F1 by landing a drive at Hispania. It is obvious that Hispania picked him up because of his links with the Indian conglomerate Tata and it's likely the second driver will have an attractive sponsor as well. With the economy still looking a bit grim, could this mean the return of pay-drivers synonymous with the early-to-mid 1990's? While they still have a shed load more talent than me, pay-drivers could never really compete at top level racing. Many small teams would bring them in just to pay the bills. Jean-Denis Deletraz is a name that sticks out as a classic example of a pay-driver. He entered three races through 1994 and 1995 for L...

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