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From karting to F1

Every driver on the F1 grid has one thing in common: they all came from karting. Here we feature the drivers from Marussia, McLaren, Mercedes and Red Bull. Get well soon, Jules. MARUSSIA MAX CHILTON Max got the taste for motorsport after watching his elder brother Tom racing in national karting and decided he was next. So in 2001, ten-year-old ... Read More »

From Karting To F1

Karting has been the accepted starting point for youngsters in motorsport for the last 30 years of motorsport. But just how much of an influence has karting had on the top drivers in world motorsport?Scottish racing legends like Allan McNish, Dario Franchitti, Paul di Resta and David Coulthard all began their careers at Larkhall in Scotland, whilst Anthony Davidson, Gary ... Read More »

Karting To F1

Every driver in the Formula One pit lane has one thing in common: they’ve come through the ranks and graduated from their early karting roots. Here we feature the drivers from Sauber, Toro Rosso and Williams. SAUBER ESTEBAN GUTIERREZ In the last three events of the 2004 Mexican Rotax Max Challenge, a new face emerged to take on the national ... Read More »

Is this mad, Max?

Just a week after joining Red Bull’s Driver Development Programme, 16-year-old Max Verstappen was announced as Jean Eric Vergne’s replacement at Toro Rosso. He will be the youngest ever driver to reach F1, a record previously held by Jamie Alguersuari and it’s all happening for him less than 12 months after leaving karts for F3 single-seater car racing. The news ... Read More »

Round the Bend: Top trotty

By Adam Jones Sometimes it is valuable to step outside of one arena and look at another to truly see and understand what it takes to reach the top. “Let’s hear it for the boys” said the headline in Your Horse magazine for a piece about two men who have started competing in dressage, a branch of equestrianism that, at ... Read More »