The pitfalls that can end a young driver's F1 career

The pitfalls that can end a young driver's F1 career

The 2019 Formula 1 season promises to be the year of the new generation, with up-and-coming talents at top teams and an influx of youth. But how does a young driver survive cut-throat F1?

In 2019 the focus will be on a new generation of Formula 1 drivers, and not only because we have four rookies: George Russell, Lando Norris, Alexander Albon and Antonio Giovinazzi.

Charles Leclerc and Pierre Gasly - with just 21 and 26 GP starts respectively behind them - have been promoted to teams that are challenging for race wins and world championships. Their progress will be fascinating to observe, because history suggests that such early career moves to teams with lofty expectations can be problematic.

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