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Today’s Young Drivers Face a More Difficult Road to F1 Than Past Generations

Currently, there are 18 race seats on the 2015 Formula One grid. Maybe Marussia or Caterham will make a last-minute comeback, but for now, just 18 drivers will make the start at the Australian Grand Prix in March. F1 is an exclusive sport—it always has been. With few exceptions, drivers have always required both talent and money (either their own or a sponsor's) to make it to the top of the motor-racing pyramid. As it stands right now, though, it has never been more difficult for a driver to make it to F1. The first barrier standing in the way of young drivers is the dearth of seats on the grid. In 2005, for example, 26 drivers started at least one race. Going back a further 10 years, 35 drivers started a grand prix in 1995. In 1...

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