axle wrote:I'd personally prefer to see a series supported financially by an F1 team rather than an individual. This aides people without a serious budget to prove they have what it takes.
However lets not forget that Hamilton Snr held down 3 jobs at one point to give his son the opportunities he needed to get McLaren's attention.
That doesn't target the serious talent. It just gives a bunch if kids better karts. If the really good kids moves on to another series, do they drop sponsorship. I like the idea of a team sponsoring a karting series, but not as a driver development tool.
The kids that can drive the balls of their lower end karts deserve better equipment.
You need to separate the grain from the chaff.