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February 14, 2015 11:22 AM

F1 » Red Bull Juniors – where are they now?

Props to them for supporting all this young talent over the years, but I can't help but stay in two minds over the sheer number of participants. Do you guys think they went for the numbers to create an atmosphere of healthy competition, where only the best ones survive? Or were they simply willing to pick their characters from across the globe to have equal backing around the world?


October 20, 2013 10:26 PM

F1 » Sergey Sirotkin: I don't feel any pressure

Well, it's hard to say what F1 is, really. If it's the drivers, then yes, one has to fight his way through lower formulae first to deserve a seat in the top tier for the sake of greater justice. If it's the spectators, then it's everything from sponsors to facilities on-track - drivers and teams are somewhere in between. For me, as a spectator - the more drivers on the grid are compatriots -the better because I have someone to cheer for. For the teams and the sponsors how the driver gets in isn't all that important - whether he pays his way in or it's the results that do the talking - a driver is but one detail in a huge mechanism. An F1 grid always has drivers who aren't great at what they do. But they still contribute to the sport.


October 20, 2013 7:37 PM

F1 » Sergey Sirotkin: I don't feel any pressure

The whole of F1 grid consists of .. what mostly Germans/Brits/French/Finns/South Americans. Like it always has. This is old news and ultimately bad for investments. F1 is currently trying to expand to other countries, and seeing how it's very hard to do without the drivers from corresponding countries - F1 has to make exceptions. Russia, among many others, is the one country that is able to maintain a stable flow of coin into the sport, if given a few "discounts" at first. With Petrov, it didn't work, because the guy was there at the wrong place and time. Now that the Sochi GP is go, F1 needs a Russian driver - right here, right now. Sirotkin's abilities are unconvincing, true, but he is young, therefore better prone to adaptation. Who knows, maybe he'll prove himself just fine. There is, however, an upcoming generation of world class Russian drivers, who were trained with accordance to professional European tradition (the likes of Daniil Kvyat). I believe the time when Russian drivers

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