Can America finally get a driver in F1? Colton Herta and Logan Sargeant are the closest, but it’s been seven years since Alexander Rossi drove five races… with three Grands Prix on the calendar, the US is criminally underrepresented on the grid

Alexander Rossi last sat behind the wheel of a Formula One car on November 15, 2015 at the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos. Races have fields of between 35 and 42 cars in them – with many more teams and drivers running limited schedules. Compare that to the only 10 teams, 20 drivers, and 23 races on the Formula One calendar, and it’s clear there are more options to get into NASCAR than there are in F1. This year’s IndyCar season had 17 races, but with a field that large, there are still more starting spots in IndyCar than in Formula One. Finishing third in IndyCar gets the same number of points as the third place finisher in Formula Three. Formula One has become more popular than ever in the US these last few years.

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