How to fix F1's young-driver problem
More young drivers are making their names in grand prix racing, but the system does not guarantee opportunities for those who deserve it. In this hypothetical world, an NFL-inspired draft system means things are about to change...
For the 2017 season, the Formula 1 World Championship will adopt a driver draft for the first time. In our universe, anyway. The purpose is to create a system whereby the opportunities exist for young drivers to secure seat time in an F1 car.
In this world teams will have to register two race drivers, plus a third and fourth pilot for the entire season. Much like the National Football League or National Basketball Association in the US, it's all about placing emphasis (and in F1's case, getting seat time) for young sportspeople.
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