Three very interesting articles on Planet F1 this week. Alfa Romeo F1 team principal Frederic Vasseur stole headlines with his “Karting is the problem, not Formula 1” where he muses that the rapid ascension of drivers up through junior ladder series does not adequately prepare them for the difficulties of F1.

Interestingly, F1 rookie Yuki Tsunoda gave an interview to the same website in which he explained that the biggest surprise he experienced is the amount of media work required, leaving his lacking energy on race weekends.

Then, as if to show that history is doomed to repeat itself, an article about Mercedes signing 13-year-old kart racer from China to a driver development program. Interesting reads…especially side by side.

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