F1 faces long-term driver shortage

F1 faces long-term driver shortage

The early signs of a serious problem in F1 are starting to show. EDD STRAW argues that the teams need to tackle it now, before it's too late

The seeds of a problem can be planted many years before they germinate and the initial symptoms of a malaise become detectable. Formula 1 is now starting to feel the early effects of a decision made over four years ago.

For all the millions spent on designing, developing and running grand prix cars, the driver remains a vital component. A driver cannot win without a good car and a good car can be made to look less effective in the absence of a quality driver. It is a symbiotic relationship.

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