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The F1 rule change that could help new talent flourish

OPINION: Fresh from his role at McLaren on developing young talents, Emanuele Pirro shares with BEN EDWARDS a vision of how to get more young talent into race seats

As Europe finally becomes part of the current Formula 1 season after six events spread over the world, it’s fitting the venue should be laden with heritage: Imola evolved from public roads in the 1950s into a permanent course. Italy’s multiple
Le Mans winner and brief F1 racer Emanuele
Pirro feels he never quite cracked the track himself, despite winning there in touring cars, but he does have fond memories.

“As a fan,” recalls Pirro, “before I started racing, I always saw it as a special racetrack with elevation changes and a very peculiar layout that made it different from the others. It’s a circuit where I never really performed very well but I really like it. It’s very technical and the way it’s been developed you still have this old-school perception of keeping its personality as it was before.”

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