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Breaking into Formula One: Ricciardo at Red Bull and Bianchi at Ferrari

Guessing which driver will emerge as the next Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton or Fernando Alonso is incredibly difficult. There are so many drivers racing in a wide variety of successful Formula One feeder series that picking one out is a lottery.

The current drivers in Formula One have come from a variety of series; some are from the defunct F3000 series, while others came straight from national Formula 3 championships. Paul di Resta has famously come from DTM, the German saloon car championship.

Nearly half the current grid came from the official Formula One feeder series, GP2. This series was set up in 2005, but since then only two of its former racers, Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen, have gone on to win a Formula ...

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