Rating F1's 2019 rookies so far

Rating F1's 2019 rookies so far

The three newest drivers on the grid - Lando Norris, Alex Albon and George Russell - have enjoyed excellent starts to their F1 careers. JAMES ROBERTS explains why this trio looks like the real deal, and determine who's done the best job... so far

It doesn't matter how strong or weak you are in the junior formulas - it's how you perform in Formula 1 that will define your career. The top three drivers from last year's Formula 2 championship all made their first grand prix start in 2019 with various levels of experience and expectation. Would they handle the pressure and, in the case of all three, a quick team-mate?

Five months on and they are into the second halves of their debut years. Alex Albon has found himself promoted into a top team, Lando Norris has more than justified McLaren's faith in him and George Russell has impressed greatly in adversity at Williams. But which of them has been the standout?

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