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Revealed: Ex-F1 racer pinpoints how much it costs to become a Formula 1 driver

Formula 1 is, unsurprisingly, one of if not the most expensive sport to participate in around the world, with drivers having to spend thousands just to start competing in karting. Ex-F1 driver Ralf Schumacher has revealed some of the staggering figures that drivers from as young as six-years-old are having to pay just for a basic karting seat, all the way to the millions that drivers are having to part ways with to get onto the elusive Formula 1 grid. Only a few drivers on the current Formula 1 grid are there through sponsorship, not their family's wealth. Sir Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, George Russell and Yuki Tsunoda all relied on sponsors to climb through the motorsport...
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