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The top 10 Ferrari F1 rookies

After Ollie Bearman’s surprise debut for Ferrari in Saudi Arabia, it’s time to pick out the best F1 newcomers who first appeared in red

Ollie Bearman became the 33rd driver to make their world championship debut in Ferrari machinery at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix earlier this month. The 18-year-old Briton impressed on his way to seventh, but how does his performance stack up to those of his predecessors?

For this list, we’ve excluded the earliest Ferrari ‘rookies’, such as Alberto Ascari at the 1950 Monaco GP (where he finished second), because they were already GP drivers who were active prior to the inauguration of the world championship.

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