The wild­cards are call­ing

F1 Racing (UK) - - INBOX - Daniel Stafford Ox­ford, UK

I loved the fea­ture on Marc Mar­quez sam­pling an F1 car in your Septem­ber is­sue – but the re­al­ity is that no Mo­togp star would compromise their guar­an­teed suc­cess for a long-shot in F1, nor would a team take a punt.

Toto Wolff has sug­gested that teams should run third cars for young driv­ers. Why not in­stead al­low teams to run wild­card driv­ers? The FIA could al­low six ad­di­tional slots per GP (al­lo­cated on a lot­tery ba­sis) which in a 20-race calendar would mean ev­ery team could run a third car at 12 GPS, on the con­di­tion that they can­not use the same driver for more than six races. Imag­ine the pos­si­bil­i­ties: guests from Indycar and Mo­togp, plus other driv­ers look­ing to show­case their tal­ents.

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