Which F2, F3, IndyCar, Tremendous Formulation and W Sequence drivers deserve an opportunity in Formulation 1? · RaceFans

With Nyck de Vries making an sudden debut look finally weekend’s Italian Grand Prix in Monza stepping in for the unwell Alexander Albon, the 2019 Formulation 2 champion grew to become solely the second rookie to race in Formulation 1 this 12 months after Zhou Guanyu.

Locations in F1 stay very restricted with solely 20 seats as much as be crammed every season. Competitors over these valuable few seats stays extraordinarily excessive, with drivers throughout a number of championship vying to get into the handful of accessible seats that stay unfilled heading into the 2023 season.

It might be mid-September, however each Formulation 2 and FIA Formulation 3 championship titles have already been awarded – to Felipe Drugovich and Victor Martins, respectively. The IndyCar Sequence champion for 2022 has additionally been topped and whereas the W Sequence title nonetheless stays mathematically undecided, it’s going to take a serious intervention to forestall Jamie Chandwick from her third successive championship within the sequence.

That leaves solely the Japanese Tremendous Formulation title because the final championship that has been the ultimate stepping stone to Formulation 1 for drivers in recent times nonetheless to be determined, with Tomoki Nojiri holding a really sturdy benefit heading into the ultimate double-header at Suzuka on the finish of October.

So with all 5 sequence nearly determined for 2022 and the F1 foolish season at its peak, there isn’t a higher time for RaceFans readers to have your say on which drivers you at present really feel should have an opportunity at racing in Formulation 1. Utilizing the ballot beneath, have your say on which drivers from this 12 months’s Formulation 2, FIA F3, IndyCar, Tremendous Formulation and W Sequence championships you assume are deserving of an opportunity to race in Formulation 1 subsequent 12 months.

After weeks of controversy over Colton Herta’s eligibility for a superlicence have led to criticism of the FIA system, all drivers from all 5 sequence shall be listed no matter their present superlicence factors allocations. Any drivers who’ve already raced in Formulation 1 – corresponding to Kamui Kobayashi, Alexander Rossi or Romain Grosjean – are omitted from the listing, as is Oscar Piastri attributable to him being confirmed at McLaren for subsequent season.

I say

It’s becoming that the one driver not at present in F1 who clearly deserves a possibility to race on the highest stage – final 12 months’s Formulation 2 champion Oscar Piastri – has secured a spot on the F1 grid in 2023 even in controversial circumstances.

Newly-crowned F2 champion Felipe Drugovich definitely seems to have made an impression with Aston Martin, who’ve arrange their very own driver growth programme to safe his companies for the 12 months forward. Whereas some might not really feel that Drugovich has made fairly as sturdy an influence over his three years within the class like earlier champions corresponding to Piastri, George Russell or Charles Leclerc have, it’s straightforward to really feel that each Formulation 2 champion is at the very least deserving of a handful of races in Formulation 1, just by advantage of successful the game’s most important feeder sequence.

Regardless of a poor spherical in Monza, Theo Pourchaire continues to be in with a powerful likelihood of securing second within the F2 championship. On the age of simply 19, Pourchaire already has nearly two years of Formulation 2 expertise below his belt, with three wins already added to his tally in 2022. The Sauber junior driver has exceptional potential which may very well be realised by a possibility on the highest stage.

Past Formulation 2, it’s clear that Colton Herta is essentially the most excellent younger American driver at present on the IndyCar roster. With the endorsement of a lot of his friends within the sequence and a number of F1 groups having taking him into consideration for 2023, solely his superlicence factors stop him from qualifying for what would in any other case be an nearly assured shot at Formulation 1.

You say

Which of those drivers do you assume have proven they should race in Formulation 1? Choose as many as you want, and clarify your decisions within the feedback.

Which Formulation 2, FIA Formulation 3, IndyCar, Tremendous Formulation or W Sequence drivers should race in Formulation 1?

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