Memories of the year: Combining two eras

Memories of the year: Combining two eras

It is not very often that young drivers from today and cars from yesteryear get to mix together out on track. AUTOSPORT's Kevin Turner was on hand, however, to witness something very special in 2010 when they did.

Most young racing drivers don't get to drive a wide range of cars. They start in a junior category, such as Formula Ford or Formula Renault, before progressing up the single-seater ladder. Only after they've given up on the F1 dream – or finished their career at the pinnacle of the sport – do some diversify into touring cars or sportscars.

Similarly, many historic racing cars don't get pushed to their limits once past their prime. That's no disrespect to their owners and drivers, for whom historic racing is a hobby not a career, but with the very rare exception they are not on the same level as the best of the up-and-coming talents.

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