Which 'young driver' most deserves F1 race seat?


F1's latest Young Driver test is just around the corner and, despite being hijacked by the teams in the names of tyre safety, could prove to be the sort of shop window aspiring grand prix drivers have been looking for.

In fairness to the FIA and the ten teams taking part - Mercedes is barred owing to its illicit Barcelona outing in May - the emphasis on young talent has been retained, with only a limited amount of running being permitted for existing race drivers but, with the hoohah surrounding Sauber's annoucement that 17-year old Sergey Sirotkin could be in one of its race seats next season, there will be more than a few hopefuls feeling that their day may never come without a strong showing at Silverstone.

F1 history is littered with the names of those that never made it, and more than a few of those in action this week are sure to join the pile of discards - some understandably, some less so - but amongst the detritus are some star talents that surely need to be recognised before it is too late.

So, given the ability to be a starmaker, which one of the reserve, test, development and/or up-and-coming drivers listed in alphabetical order below do you feel most deserves the shot at a race seat in F1? All bar a couple will be in action at Silverstone.

Don't forget, as well as casting your vote, to leave an explanation in the comments box....

Which 'young driver' most deserves F1 race seat?



















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