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Andrea Kimi Antonelli, Prema Racing with a member of the Mercedes-AMG F1 Team
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Why it's not just the FIA's bizarre superlicence tinkering undermining the modern path to F1

OPINION: The FIA’s decision to allow 17-year-old drivers to enter Formula 1 at its “sole discretion” undermines both its own rules and junior single-seater racing overall. But there’s another power playing the game that must be considered in the rapid rise of new talents, such as Andrea Kimi Antonelli

“The FIA has been refining the single-seater pyramid."

The words of Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali from March 2018 there, in his former capacity as president of the governing body’s Single-seater Commission.

But it was clear then that instead, the junior single-seater scene was being completely redesigned. The pyramid was replaced by a ladder. And with ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel ‘House of the Dragon’ now back on screens, we can reflect that in motorsport’s case, chaos is indeed a ladder.

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