F1 » Minardi concerned by FIA's 'blind eye' on youth

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With in-season testing banned, I think forcing teams to use a young driver on the Friday morning is a seriously bad idea. It would make it so much more difficult to assess if new parts were working and the team wouldn't be able to rely on the data as well. Also, which race driver would sit out the session per team? I think the solution would be that each team were allowed a certain number of in-season testing miles per season, with a restriction on how many of those could be done with each race driver, with the rest by a young/test driver. It would also make a more competitive season, eg this year Ferrari and McLaren would have been able to use some testing early on to get on Red Bull pace sooner, and then Red Bull could use it later to improve further. It would be another strategic element of when and how to use your testing mileage.

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