• United States
8 Aug 07
It's possible but extremely difficult. Damon Hill is one example of a driver who began his career very late and did not graduate from the lower formulae into F1 until he was in his late twenties. He had raced motor bikes before that, however, so you might count that as relevant experience. The only other one I can think of is Jos Verstappen, although I think he may have started just a little younger than 19. But his pre-F1 career took off like a rocket - it took him only three years to hurtle through Formula Opel Lotus and F3, arriving in F1 as a test driver with the Benetton team. His first GP was that year's Brazilian, when he drove the car for an injured J.J. Lehto. Once again, however, he did have some racing experience in go-karts, so I suppose you could say that he had an earlier start than 19. But why bother with what has gone before? Nothing gets done unless someone tries for it and there has to be a first time for everything. :)
24 Jul 07
well that is a good question as i would also like to get an f1 driver possition! erm i am in karting at the moment and it is very hard to even get seen by top people! so if u were you i would get a pit lane pass at either karting or gp2 races and try and talk to top people!