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Mr Andretti, If it is your wish to see more American drivers in F1 then they could use the existing process to get there. There is no 'feeder series' in Russia, Venezuela, Mexico or Finland and none of those places have Grand Prix, yet nearly a quarter of the grid is made up of representatives of those countries. Perhaps the problem is lack of will or maybe the mesmeric rotation of NASCAR or maybe that it is a world series that includes countries outside the US. The fact is though that US drivers in F1 have been, generally, dismal (excluding Mario and Phil Hill) and maybe the embarrassment of drivers like Michael Andretti and Scott Speed is too much to stomach. There is a feeder series anyway - it is called GP2 - and if you can manage to get some sponsorship from one of the many billionaires in your country, you could have a whole clutch of young US drivers. If there are any with sufficient talent.



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