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    Default Another Verstappen into F1

    Max Verstappen is set to drive for Toro Rosso for next year. He turns 17 in September so he will be the youngest ever driver in F1.

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    It appears that Max will most likely be replacing Jean-Eric Vergnen at Toro Roso
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    End of season driver changes may or may not be substantial. Some drivers just haven't had the equipment to do the job. It's always a tool that blames the workman......
    Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone............

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    Sometimes the tool isn't up to the job.

    At the moment anyone with a Mercedes Power plant has a clear advantage.

    Ferrari have publicly admitted that the shortcomings of their current and stating that they are well known.

    Renault power units are not up to par this season. Current rules permit the use of only 5 engines during a season. There is real concern with Renault engines teams, that towards the end of the season Renault engined teams will suffer from penalties for exceeding the permitted number of engines.
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    So much for F1 being the pinnacle of development and innovation. It is now no more than a fantastically expensive International Australian Supercars show. It appears CAMS lost control of Motorsport in Oz many years ago and the FIA Internationally about the same time. Big money = snouts in the trough and bugger you motorsport fans!
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    F1 and V8 Supercars are overtly consumer (aka motorsport fans) focused businesses so it is hard to see why you say "bugger you motorsport fans". conversely, i dont suppose you get alot of spectators at your average Formula Ford event.

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    it certainly gives pause to think about being oneself at 17, and being given an F1 drive. given that the F1 is so highly skilled and competitive, you would assume that being Verstappen Jnr has nothing to do with it either, other than perhaps having a good coaching.
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    I hope the following video is not an example of his driving ability. Oops:-

    16-year-old F1 driver in embarrassing crash
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