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 Post subject: The future of F1
PostPosted: 16 Oct 2009, 17:06  
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The future of F1

You hear of drivers joining F1, but who are the talents that are likely to be driving the McLaren's, the Ferrari's and the Renault's of the future in the 10s? Well, here are some of them: remember them, they could well become champion, and sooner than you think.

Jules Bianchi

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Jules first came into public sight in the big time by winning the F3 masters in Zolder in 2008, finishing 3rd in the F3 Euroseries in the said year. He dominated F3 Euroseries in 2009, claiming the championship at Dijon, with a round to spare. Previous drivers to have excelled in F3 Euroseries have been Romain Grosjean, Paul di Resta and a Brit by the name of Lewis Hamilton. Bianchi has signed with ART Grand Prix for the 2010 GP2 series, the squad that ran Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Hulkenberg to the crown in 2005, 2006 and 2009 respectively. Depending on how he fares next year, do not be surprised if the young Frenchman is on the starting grid in Albert Park in 2012, or maybe even 2011.

Giedo van der Garde
The Dutchman had a few unsuccessful years in F3 Euroseries, so moved to World Series in 2007, before winning the series outright in 2008. Moving to the GP2 Asia Series with iSport over the winter, he was relatively bland and didn't make much of an impression. This continued in the main series, but at the Hungarian round at the Hungaroring, he had a revelation: he took a debut win that opened the door for two further successes before the end of the season. A final placing of 7th was a respectable finish and he will be looking to win the series in 2010 to step up to F1 after that.

Mirko Bortolotti
Finally, it seems, Italy has a new racing hope after a decade or so of the country being in the motorsport doldrums with a few old guns still tootling around in F1. Bortolotti dominated Italian F3 in 2008, taking 9 wins from 16 starts. He stepped up to F2 this year and is currently 4th in the standings with a fine win in Brno. Oh, and he set a new lap record in the F2008 at Fiorano, faster than any other driver, including Ferrari's test drivers. Added to the fact that the guy is just 19 years old and you have a star in the making

Daniel Ricciardo
This Aussie is the next Mark Webber, or perhaps, the next Alan Jones. Whether he is champion material remains to be seen, but he has dominated F3 this year, a series previously won by a few Brazilians called Ayrton and Rubens. Being backed by Red Bull means that he has a chance to be at Toro Rosso in a few years and he will contest Macau 2009 next month.

Bertrand Baguette
The 23 year old Belgian finally scored a breakthrough title this year in World Series by Renault

Brendon Hartley
The 19 year old from New Zealand ran Jaime Alguersuari close in British F3 in 2008, eventually finishing 3rd. This year he has underachieved in juggling F3 Euroseries and WsbR but being part of the Red Bull family means that, like Alguersuari, when the opportunity comes around, he may well be the "5th" Red Bull driver if you like.

Oliver Turvey
Following the tragic death of Henry Surtees in F2 at Brands Hatch this year, Oliver Turvey is Britain's new hope in motorsport. He finished runner up to Alguersuari in British F3 last year and ultimately could have won the title but for a bad weekend at Donington Park. He is part of the Racing Steps foundation and has competed in WsbR this year before stepping up to GP2 with iSport in the Asia series and the main series in 2010.

Charles Pic
Another Frenchman, this time a 19 year old who is currently 2nd in WsbR

Then there are others such as James Calado, Oliver Rowlands, Will Bratt, Will Stevens and many many more, but the ones listed above are most likely to be battling for the F1 crown in 6 or 7 years time, so look out!

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Jules Bianchi is F1 material for sure... But I hope Bertrand Baguette will perform well in GP2,... too
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Tom Vandenhove wrote:
Jules Bianchi is F1 material for sure... But I hope Bertrand Baguette will perform well in GP2,... too


Baguette is the next one I'm gonna write about but I stopped because of fp2

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phil1993 wrote:
Tom Vandenhove wrote:
Jules Bianchi is F1 material for sure... But I hope Bertrand Baguette will perform well in GP2,... too


Baguette is the next one I'm gonna write about but I stopped because of fp2

Oh cool ! But take your time :)
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Any driver named after a type of sandwich deserves an F1 drive, surely. Baguette ftw!!!
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Giedo is no F1 material, Henki Waldschmidt is. Giedo is in GP2 mainly for his money, he is talented, but not as talented as Henki. He is in F3, but he hasn't got a lot of money. But maybe Giedo can convince me next year in GP2.. Who knows..

EDIT: Don't forget Giedo is in the McLaren Young Drivers Development Program and I miss Nico Hülkenberg, as he is not in F1.. Yet.. :zz:

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Mika Mäki and Christian Vietoris were also quite good in this F3 season
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Sergio Perez a Mexican driver in gp2 could jump to f1 with sponsor of telmex of mexico with a new team its good driver.

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Give Kobayashi a seat! :D This weekend I think he really showed why he should be in F1 compared to other rookies like e.g. Grosjean..

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lealjaime wrote:
Sergio Perez a Mexican driver in gp2 could jump to f1 with sponsor of telmex of mexico with a new team its good driver.

nice driver but too young i think for the next years i think. maybe 2012-13.

what happened with marko asmer btw?

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You guys forgot Khodr Rawi :lol: i guess that Daniel Morad (Lebanon A1 GP Team driver) is gona be linked soon to Formula something so hope he can reach F1 he's good he's fast and risky

I'm not into GP2 or other formula races but i believe we will have some good fast drivers coming to F1 , let's hope new teams won't follow the sponsors money as we had in the last few years of F1 seasons
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Jaguar wrote:
You guys forgot Khodr Rawi :lol:


:rofl:


I hear that there is a young Belgian by the name of Tom Vandenhove that is stunning the European karting scene :p


I doubt that Giedo van der Garde will make to F1 on talent alone. And if he did make it his results would be comparable to Kazuki Nakajima.

Daniel Ricciardo is very promising, and has the advantage of Red Bull backing.

Baguette is 23, and only has a couple of years left to enter the F1 scene or he will not be seen as an attractive option by anyone.

Bortolotti and Bianchi are promising, and I reckon they will both be in F1 or a has-been series (ie DTM/BTCC etc.) by 2014.

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You guys forgot Khodr Rawi :lol:


:rofl:


I hear that there is a young Belgian by the name of Tom Vandenhove that is stunning the European karting scene :p

Yeah... BATracer. Someone called Felipe Arubes is good too.. :zz:

What about Philip Horton btw :p

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What about Vietoris ? Currently 2nd in the European F3 season.
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Max Chilton looks like being as future hopeful- 18 years old and 4th in this year's British F3 series.
Also from British F3- Wayne Boyd looks like being another potential future star.

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