F1 carreer

Malaysia
June 18, 2007 5:11am CST
is it possible for a person in 19 years old with zero experience in racing to be a F1 driver in the future? if it is possible, then how to achieve his goal? ( the ways ) ; ) ; )
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18 Jun 07
hmmm... karting. defenetly karting. it tells you wether you are fit to take a high amount of presure or that you should stay home.
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@Dan_ul (858)
• Romania
18 Jun 07
It's a little hard at this age... carting? you need at least 10 years to get in some kind of shape... and then some big sum of money to make your way to formula1... I say you try it as an hobby... if you really like it;)
• Russian Federation
19 Jun 07
Yes, I suppose that hobby will be better then a professional piloting. But I think that he can try himself in rally or others car racings. But he should have a lot of money :-)
• Malaysia
19 Jun 07
Yeah.. you all are right.. age is a problem and the money problem as well.. it is hard to achieve it but how about a single seat racing series?? is it possible?
@Dan_ul (858)
• Romania
19 Jun 07
I say... you should try it... what the hell... I wish you good luck... people that follow theirs dreams always makes me feel a little better...:)
• Russian Federation
18 Jun 07
No, I suppose that is not possible. You had to begin your career when you were 6 or something like that. Look at Hamilton he is about 20.
• Malaysia
19 Jun 07
how about the single seat racing series.. like Formula BMW.. GP2.. Oval.. Cart..?? ; ) ; )
@Aghorri (86)
• 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!