What is the ideal F1 driver age?
It's no secret that grand prix drivers have been getting younger over the years. EDD STRAW crunches the numbers from 1950-2014
There was a time when it was not unusual to see the odd 50-year-old driver on the grand prix grid. A time when drivers in their late 30s or even 40s won world championships.
But today, any driver over 30 risks being perceived as having one foot in the retirement grave. This reflects the trend across many sports of top-level athletes getting younger.
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