How third cars would affect the driver market

How third cars would affect the driver market

Suppose the number of seats in top F1 teams did suddenly increase by 50 per cent? EDD STRAW looks at how the sporting side of F1 would look with three car teams

You are a Formula 1 team principal faced with having to field a third car in 2015. Setting aside the financial and structural implications of doing so, what do you do in sporting terms?

Sign the best driver available would probably be the first reaction. There's merit in that approach, but given the already complex dynamic of two-car teams, the impact this has on the balance of a squad has to be taken into account.

To continue reading this feature...

You must have an AUTOSPORT+ subscription. Prices start from just $1.50 per week and give you full unrestriced access to all news and features. View package options? Magazine subscriber?

AUTOSPORT+

from just $1.50 per week

  • Get unlimited access to AUTOSPORT with news and views from the paddock
  • Enjoy AUTOSPORT+: subscriber-only analysis, comment and top-quality pictures
  • Explore every F1 stat in the world’s best motorsport database

Pay as you go

Read this feature right now for just

39c