Formula 1 is one of the world’s most exciting sports, and with more and more media presence, it is growing in popularity all the time.
This leads to more and more people being interested in Formula 1 and more and more people attempting to become professional drivers, to emulate the legends like Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton or just place bets with sites like Findbettingsites.co.uk on their favourite stars or races.
In this list, we will have a look at some of the most exciting prospects for Formula 1 as a sport, as Hamilton’s dominance will have to come to an end eventually.
The only driver on this list who is already in F1 and is thus the benchmark of the new young guns, Lando Norris has continued to prove that he is a very skilled driver as well as generally being one of the most liked drivers on the tour.
The twenty-year-old Briton will have been a little bit disappointed with his score tally at the end of the season, but he was very unfortunate to not have done better and his talent is obvious for most people. McLaren have already confirmed that he will continue his partnership with Sainz into next season, evidence of the confidence and belief that they have in him.
One of the legend’s son, Mick was always going to have a lot of expectations placed on his back. Currently plying his trade in F2 with Prema Racing, he got one win in 2019, the Hungary Sprint Race.
This is not enough to justify a place in F1, and some believe that he is simply talked about so much because of his father. This might be the fuel that he needs to go the extra distance to prove himself, and there is clear ability in this young driver.
Schumacher’s Prema Racing teammate in F2, the Russian Robert has proven himself to be a talented driver by dominating F3 in 2019. He won the title with a round to spare and has been impressive at every level that he has driven at.
He has never driven with pit stops before, but as others like Charles Leclerc have shown, you can excel straight away in F2. It is Leclerc that he will be hoping to imitate, and he could jump to the front of the Ferrari junior pecking order if he continues to impress as he has done up to now.
After just a year at F3 level, Red Bull have decided to roll the dice with Tsunoda and put him in the F2, stating that his objective is to finish in the top four. This may seem overly optimistic, but Tsunoda is a talented driver and he impressed last year and managed to win the Japanese F4 title in 2018.
The target was set by Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko who clearly has faith in the Japanese driver, and he will be an interesting one to keep an eye out for, with many tipping him for F1 within a couple of years.
Another Ferrari youngster, Ilott will be racing with Uni-Virtuoso Racing this year and will be hoping to claim the F2 title. Similar to Norris, he was unlucky this year, with things out of his control stopping him from finishing higher but there were flashes of brilliance that have convinced some that he belongs in F1.
He, along with Schumacher, is in a great position to get himself a position in F1, with many betting sites offering signup offers to those betting on him making the leap and he will be hoping his superior experience compared to most of his competitors will be enough to give him the title he needs to consolidate a bid for a spot in the F1.