Do debut points mean big prizes?

Do debut points mean big prizes?

Felipe Nasr and Carlos Sainz Jr both scored in their first grand prix start. EDD STRAW investigates whether this means they are set for big things

Getting on the scoreboard is the first significant landmark in any Formula 1 driver's career. After, of course, getting into a race seat in the first place.

A total of 653 drivers have started world championship grands prix (this excludes those competing in the points-paying Indianapolis 500s of 1950-60) but only 294 of them have scored points. Of those, 61 have scored on their first start.

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