Why Red Bull’s captive third driver should be released

Be it Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo, Max Verstappen or Carlos Sainz, Red Bull and Helmut Marko have long reaped the rewards of investing in young talent. Instead of paying out for established stars, Red Bull’s philosophy of supporting and nurturing promising junior drivers has consistently given them topline talent without the burden of star driver … Continue reading Why Red Bull’s captive third driver should be released

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Where has McLaren’s star of the future gone?

Not since Nico Hulkenberg (who systematically steamrolled the opposition as he climbed the rungs of the junior ladder through Formula BMW, A1GP, F3 and GP2) has a driver so well accredited arrived on the F1 grid. Much like Max Verstappen’s ascendancy, to speak of Stoffel Vandoorne in the paddock was to be met with hushed … Continue reading Where has McLaren’s star of the future gone?