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Formula 1 Teams Should Be Forced to Make More Use of Young Drivers

Talented young drivers have a ridiculously tough time getting into Formula One—so should the teams be forced to give them a helping hand? As recently as ten years ago, F1 had unlimited testing. Any team that felt so inclined could book a track and do as many laps as they liked in any car they chose using any driver they wished. Aside from the benefits it brought in terms of car development, testing was an excellent way to try out a young driver or four. If a team spotted a youngster who seemed to have potential, they could give them a run in an F1 car. If it went well, great—the youngster had proven himself in an F1 car, thus raising his stock significantly and showing that bringing him into F1 wouldn't be such a huge risk. If i...

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