Another way to fix the F1 ladder
Max Verstappen's rapid promotion to F1 has drawn criticism, but EDD STRAW argues that his rise hints at a very different way to rationalise the junior single-seater categories
Structure exists to serve a purpose. But too often, it becomes an end in itself rather than the means to achieve the real objective.
Max Verstappen's lightning-fast rise from karting to Formula 1 in 2015 without ticking many of the junior-formula boxes has led to criticism, but instead should the issue not be about what the single-seater ladder is there to achieve?
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