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Top 5: Formula 1 Youngest Debuts

Most drivers have fond memories of their first foray onto a motorway after passing their driving test but imagine hurtling through Eau Rouge flat-out at 200 mph at the very same age. That is the reality facing 17-year-old Max Verstappen, who will make his Formula One debut in Australia next month to become the youngest driver in the sport by two years. Whilst he cannot even legally drive on his native roads back in the Netherlands until September this year—when he turns 18—Verstappen will line up for Toro Rosso alongside fellow debutant Carlos Sainz. Both rookies will have a point to prove as they go up against drivers with much more experience. In contrast, McLaren’s driver pairing of Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso hav...

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