Why drivers should try life outside F1

Why drivers should try life outside F1

Last year Nico Hulkenberg won the Le Mans 24 Hours. Last weekend Alexander Rossi triumphed in the Indianapolis 500. Why aren't more drivers trying life outside of the Formula 1 bubble?

Alexander Rossi's shock victory in the Indianapolis 500 was yet more proof that drivers, if they have sufficient time and drive to do so, can escape the Formula 1 bubble and enjoy the sweet taste of success.

Rossi's rookie IndyCar season is taking place alongside his role as a reserve driver for the Manor team with which he made his F1 debut last year. Complementing it with a full race programme in his homeland is more than most reserves have to show for such a nominal position.

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