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Ocon’s idea to help young drivers reach Formula 1

Esteban Ocon feels a third car for each team during FP1 would be a great way of creating opportunities for young drivers to break into F1. Several Formula 1 teams have hit a snag in trying to secure a promotion to the series for their junior drivers, with Alpine arguably the team with the biggest headache. With Oscar Piastri they have the current Formula 2 Championship leader, while his closest challenger Guanyu Zhou is also an Alpine junior. Yet there is no prospect of a place on the 2022 grid for Piastri, while Zhou's chances of an Alfa Romeo seat are now looking far less certain. Several ideas had been floated around to ensure more track time for young drivers, and there remains a good...
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