Is it worth being an F1 reserve?

Is it worth being an F1 reserve?

Combined, Formula 1 teams have nearly enough 'affiliated' drivers of varying significance to fill the grid again. But what's really in it for the drivers? BEN ANDERSON investigates

The reserve driver role gets a pretty bad rep among Formula 1 fans sometimes. This is hardly a surprise, because in these days of heavily restricted testing, it seems they do very little actual driving.

It's easy to look at drivers in these positions and think that all they do is stand around in branded team gear with headphones on, but of course there is a bit more to it than that.

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