Ten teenagers, able to get into Formula 1

Десять тинейджеров, способных пробиться в Формулу 1

At the Grand Prix of Australia-2017 Williams rookie lance Stroll becomes 11th teenager in the history of Formula 1.

Canadian follows in the footsteps of riders like Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso, who made his debut at the highest level in 19 years. Of course, not all young newcomers was able to succeed. One such example is the career of Jaime Alguersuari, who after several seasons in the Toro Rosso went out of business.

Edition Motorsport Read looked at ten current juniors, who in the next five years can be in the tournament.

Charles LeClair

Десять тинейджеров, способных пробиться в Формулу 1

19-year-old Monegasque has experience of performances in the three Friday practice the team Haas. After a successful debut in the European Formula 3 in 2015, LeClair was included in the racing Academy of Ferrari and the following year became the champion of the GP3 series.

Charles almost perfectly spent a season, becoming a leader both in the number of poles and number of winning. The only dark spot was the bad performance at the final stage in Abu Dhabi, which, however, did not prevent him to win the title.

Season 2017 Leclere will be in GP2 in the composition of the team championship Prema Racing.

Louis Deletraz

Десять тинейджеров, способных пробиться в Формулу 1

19-year-old Swiss won the championship Formula Renault 2.0 in 2015 and another season spent in the Formula V8 3.5 in the composition of the champion team Fortec Motorsport. Before the final race Deletraz fought for the title with experienced Tom Dilman, who in the end lost.

In 2017, the son of a member of three of the Grand Prix of F1, Jean-Denis Deletraz will compete in GP2 for Racing Engineering. Over his short career Deletraz have already demonstrated that they are able to adapt very quickly in this new series, so it could be called a dark horse of the season 2017.

George Russell

Десять тинейджеров, способных пробиться в Формулу 1

18-year-old Briton appeared after the victory in nacionalnom F4 championship in 2014 and a successful debut in the European Formula 3 when he scored one victory and three more podiums.

The transition from Carlin in HitechGP in 2016, however, did not go in his favor. However, despite a huge number of problems and accidents, Russell still managed to become third in the championship and the best behind the Duo of drivers Prema Powerteam lance Stroll and Maximilian günther. The Briton has won two, including the Grand Prix, and ten times was on the podium.

This is not yet confirmed officially, but it is expected that in 2017 Russell will join the champion team ART Grand Prix in GP3.

Joel Eriksson

Десять тинейджеров, способных пробиться в Формулу 1

While all media attention was focused on lance Stroll that dominated during the European F3 championship in 2016, Joel Eriksson calmly and confidently played their debut season, becoming the best newcomer. 18-year-old Swede was fifth in the overall standings by winning in Belgium and ten times visited on the podium.

Let Eriksson no support for Formula 1 teams as Strolla and Niko Kari, but he spent an equally impressive season and is quite capable to be in sight of the leading stables of the Royal race.

Callum Illot

Десять тинейджеров, способных пробиться в Формулу 1

Illot moved to European Formula 3 in 2015 straight from karting and immediately was fast, really unstable. At the end of the season, the Briton left the youth program of Red Bull and its second year in the championship held in the Van Amersfoort Racing.

He has added stability, but faced with a large number of technical problems and subsequent penalties on the starting grid. Nevertheless, he managed to win two races and become sixth in the championship.

Next season Illot will continue to participate in European F3, but as part of Prema Powerteam. If he can stay ahead of such partners, as Mick Schumacher and Lando Norris, it turns out not too far from being able to get a seat in Formula 1.

Mick Schumacher

Десять тинейджеров, способных пробиться в Формулу 1

The son of seven-time champion of Formula 1 won one race in his rookie season after switching from the karting. In 2016, he has combined performances in German and Italian F4, in both series being second.

Of course, the famous last name will help him on the way in Formula 1, moreover, it is extremely attractive for sponsors.

It was recently announced that the next season Mick will hold in the European F3 in the composition of the Prema Powerteam, which is engaged in a Ferrari. So Schumacher Jr. will be everything you need to succeed.

Lando Norris

Десять тинейджеров, способных пробиться в Формулу 1

After a successful run in karting Lando Norris moved to 2014 in the Ginetta Junior championship, where usually a fairly high level of competition. Debut season he finished in the top rider and winner of third place in the championship, winning eight pole positions and four victories.

In 2015, he became the champion to MSA Formula, and the following year won the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0. He also has participated as a guest driver in the British F3 championship, where eight times in 11 races, was on the podium.

In November, Norris has performed at the Macau Grand Prix for the team Carlin in preparation for a full season of European F3 in 2017.

While 16-year-old Briton managed to win in all categories in which he participated. Let his rivals will have a much better experience, but it cannot be ignored in the fight for the title next season.

Guan Yu Zhou

Десять тинейджеров, способных пробиться в Формулу 1

The Chinese rider confidently conducted his debut season in European F3, becoming the sixth in the beginners ‘ classification. But, most importantly, a protégé of Ferrari secured a place in the Prema Powerteam for the next season.

Season 2017 will be a serious test for the 17-year-old Chinese, but he will have all to reach their potential.

Luis Leeds

Десять тинейджеров, способных пробиться в Формулу 1

Leeds joined the youth program of Red Bull in early 2016 after a successful debut season in the Australian F4. Last season he spent in MSA Formula, where, speaking for Arden, won three and was third in the championship.

In 2017 he will race in Formula Renault 2.0 for the team Josef Kaufmann Racing, which at the time won Stoffel Vandorn and Robin Frijns.

Richard Versor

Десять тинейджеров, способных пробиться в Формулу 1

Following in the footsteps of compatriot max Verstappen, Versar achieved good success in karting, and after moving the race cars with open wheels immediately began to win. In 2016 he is in confident style won the championship SMP F4, and also won the title in the Spanish F4.

The Dutchman only 15 years old. Do not be surprised if in a few years he will be in Formula 1. And who’s his favorite driver? Of Course Verstappen.

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