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Max Verstappen’s Route to F1 6th April 2015, 12:25

Max Verstappen caused a sensation when Red Bull launched him into F1 at the age of 17 with just a year’s racing experience under his belt. Here’s how he got the chance.

Daniel Ricciardo’s Route to F1 7th March 2015, 11:59

Despite agonising championship near-misses in 2008 and 2010, Red Bull kept faith in Daniel Ricciardo – and now he’s their F1 team leader.

Daniil Kvyat’s Route to F1 17th October 2014, 12:29

Twelve months ago Daniil Kvyat didn’t have an F1 seat – now he has a Red Bull contract in his pocket for 2015.

Kamui Kobayashi’s Route to F1 26th September 2014, 12:45

Next week’s Japanese Grand Prix could be Kamui Kobayashi’s last drive before his home crowd. Here’s how Toyota led him to an F1 debut at Suzuka five years ago.

Nico Hulkenberg’s Route to F1 8th August 2014, 12:36

Nico Hulkenberg’s unusual route to F1 included successes in now-defunct championships such as A1 Grand Prix and GP2 Asia.

Sebastian Vettel’s Route to F1 11th July 2014, 12:15

Sebastian Vettel’s crushing 2004 campaign – with 18 wins out of 20 in Formula BMW – put him on the route to F1. Here’s how Germany’s second world champion made it to the top.

Jenson Button’s Route to F1 30th June 2014, 13:07

Jenson Button had only been out of karting for two seasons when he made his grand prix debut. He made his start in racing thanks to his father John, who died earlier this year.

Nico Rosberg’s Route to F1 20th May 2014, 12:58

Having a famous surname helped Nico Rosberg get to F1 but he still had to prove his worth along the way. Here’s how last year’s Monaco Grand Prix winner made his way to F1.

Fernando Alonso’s Route to F1 2nd May 2014, 12:01

Fernando Alonso was the first Spanish driver to achieve major success in F1. Ahead of his home race next week, here’s how he made his way to the top of a sport which was not widely followed in his home country.

Route to F1: Mark Webber 1st August 2013, 12:30

Mark Webber is set to retire from F1 at the end of the season after over 200 grand prix starts. This first instalment of a new series looks at how Webber reached the top flight of motor racing.

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