Why won't Formula 1 help young drivers?

Why won't Formula 1 help young drivers?

Forget funding, opportunity is the biggest limiting factor for young drivers trying to reach Formula 1, LAWRENCE BARRETTO writes. He outlines how he would give tomorrow's stars more chances to shine

Last week's news that Pascal Wehrlein has secured a place on the Formula 1 grid is a shot in the arm for grand prix racing. To have the reigning DTM champion make the move up to the so-called pinnacle of motorsport is exactly what should be happening.

It means there will be three rookies on the grid, with his new team-mate Rio Haryanto, a GP2 race winner, and 2014 GP2 champion Jolyon Palmer making his debut with Renault. And there is also a foot in the door for reigning GP3 champion Esteban Ocon who takes up a Renault reserve role.

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