Wolff comes up with progressive plan: 'It could be'

20-09-2021 20:18 | Updated: 20-09-2021 21:13
by GPblog.com
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Wolff comes up with progressive plan: 'It could be'

Formula 1 teams have given away almost all of their seats for next season. While several drivers have been given the chance in the sport, there are more drivers who have to wait even longer for an opportunity.

Toto Wolff thinks it is a bad thing that talented drivers are not able to join Formula 1 sooner, he told Formel1.de. Although several people see it as an opportunity to allow more teams into the sport, the Mercedes team boss thinks of other ways to solve the problem.

"The fact that Formula 1 is as closed as the American franchises makes it the Champions League of motorsport," stated Wolff, who at the same time is thinking about the future of the sport. "We need to make sure that young, talented drivers have a chance." To provide that opportunity, Wolff is thinking of having an extra car on the track for each team. "We could use a third car, in which teams are obliged to put a rookie. Then you have a starting line-up with 30 vehicles."

De Vries and Zhou wait for Alfa Romeo

Among others, Nyck de Vries and Guanyu Zhou are still waiting for a chance in Formula 1. The latter driver is said to be expressly in the interest of Alfa Romeo that still has not given any certainty about the second driver next to Valtteri Bottas.

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