Another way to fix the F1 ladder

Another way to fix the F1 ladder

Max Verstappen's rapid promotion to F1 has drawn criticism, but EDD STRAW argues that his rise hints at a very different way to rationalise the junior single-seater categories

Structure exists to serve a purpose. But too often, it becomes an end in itself rather than the means to achieve the real objective.

Max Verstappen's lightning-fast rise from karting to Formula 1 in 2015 without ticking many of the junior-formula boxes has led to criticism, but instead should the issue not be about what the single-seater ladder is there to achieve?

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