Junior Open Wheel Talent

News and Views on Drivers Chasing Open-Wheel Stardom


by Ryan Stringfield
Posted February 1, 2010 at 10:31 am linkage

Markus Niemela, who won the 2008 Atlantic Championship, will try his hand at a different type of open-wheel racing in 2010; sprint car racing. I have a feeling that Markus will be absolutely thrilled with his decision.

Formula 3 Euro Series front-runner Valtteri Bottas will be Williams’ official F1 test driver in 2010.

Team PBIR recently announced that they will aim to fill two seats for 2010 through their  “Rookie Challenge Program”.  This is a really exciting opportunity for any up-and-coming driver.  It’s great to see Kane Williams, Ron Dixon and all the PBIR staff working together (along with numerous key sponsors) to make this program a reality.  Make sure to read the release linked above.

Joe Saward touched on the importance of Ferrari’s young driver program and hinted that it could really take off in the coming years under the guidance of  Luca Baldisserri.


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