So who will replace Bottas at Mercedes, Vettel at Ferrari and Gasly at Red Bull. When will we see Mick Schumacher elevated to F1, so many questions.
You see I agree with you on this but I've started to think that it might happen in 2020 at Alfa despite his poor season due to circumstances. Have you been watching the international F3 that's replaced the GP3 this year? If not give it a go because it's been a great series this season. Anyways in that series there are 3 drivers (maybe 4) who have genuine potential talent wise to get to F1 (compared to F2 this year where I pretty much see none with potential). 2 of those drivers are Ferrari academy drivers, Shwartzman and Armstrong. Shwartzman the Russian is especially good and is leading the championship. He will be in F2 next year without a doubt, as will probably be Armstrong.mick schumacher is 2021 at the earliest
Worst case scenario - you have an amazing, hghi-octane, privileged attempt to become a top class racing driver, with all the possible frills and favours on top. If it turns out that you can't actually cut it, by then you’re an adult and should have the maturity to be able to realise how lucky you are, and can fall back on the inherited riches you already have.You have to worry about the young relatives of past great F1 drivers. Do they really want to be racing drivers or are they drip fed the thought from a very young age by others, and end up thinking they are just like their Dad/ Uncle and should follow the dream.
It’s a lot of pressure.
Worst case scenario - you have an amazing, hghi-octane, privileged attempt to become a top class racing driver, with all the possible frills and favours on top. If it turns out that you can't actually cut it, by then you’re an adult and should have the maturity to be able to realise how lucky you are, and can fall back on the inherited riches you already have.
I don't worry about them one litte effing bit!
greatest example of that is old red bull academy jaime alguarsari once the youngest F1 driver to start a Grand Prix, won 2008 british F3 title beating Oliver Turvey, Brendon Hartley, Sergio Pérez, Marcus Ericsson, Nick Tandy & Max Chilton. but his F1 career being over at 21 ruined him so much he retired at 25 & has no interest in motor sport.I agree with most of what you say there vintly, I don't agree with the bit about if you fail 'you should have the maturity to realise how lucky you are', that is very dependent on the age at the time and how well they were raised. Something like failing in a sport like F1 could easily break some people and leave them feeling like a failure, even though they're not. No one is a total failure, we all have our own strengths and weaknesses in life.If you are pushed into doing something by a certain kind of parent and you can't live up to their expectations, you're not worthless, but you can be made to feel like you are which is so wrong.
that name makes it easy to make F1, but harder to stay in F1 because you are held to a higher level. like Lando Norris, George Russell dont have scruinity that Schumacher or even Alesi & Piquet have even in F3Well, I think it has a lot to do with burning desire and a need to prove something. Rosberg is an exception in many ways. But I think it takes more than just a name and opportunity to make it as an F1 driver.