Ignore Charles Pic at your own peril

Ignore Charles Pic at your own peril

It's very hard to shine in Formula 1 when you are driving one of the slowest cars of the grid. That said, it's not impossible, as Edd Straw shows with Charles Pic's season so far

If you drive a back-of-the-grid Formula 1 car, you are very often regarded as a talentless waste of oxygen. Unless you are fortunate to have had the chance to prove yourself previously in more competitive machinery, as Timo Glock did with podium finishes for Toyota, most will write you off as a no-hoper without even having the decency to pay attention to your performances.

It's nigh on impossible to make a big impression in any category of motorsport when you are in a third-rate car. If you are Charles Pic, lumbered with uncompetitive Marussia machinery and carrying the baggage of being a pay driver even at a time when it's profoundly challenging to get a chance without such support, it's doubly difficult.

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