These are the top 20 race seats on the planet.DChemTech wrote: ↑Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:54 pmI don't agree with that assessment. If I would compare it with a 'real' job, feeder series are your university degree - you are qualified enough to drive in the big league. But that does not mean you are just put in the car and told "good luck". Anyone coming fresh from university will need some time to adapt properly to their work life, and they will need support too to handle specific aspects - otherwise even proper A-grade students may not develop a successful career. Hell, the same goes for experienced hires moving to another company. A friend of mine recently switched employer after 10 years and was specifically hired by his new company for his expertise in a certain analysis - yet rather than dropping him right into action, he does get a couple of months training first. Because, you know, different machines, different colleagues, different protocols. For all the experience he has, he still does need proper support to utilize it. And it is no different for an F1 driver. Look at Vettel, even within a team where he has been for a long time.Zynerji wrote: ↑Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:36 pmFeeder series entire purpose of existence is for driver development.DChemTech wrote: ↑Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:12 pm
Well, as it is in the American version of merit-based. Most civilized countries luckily do recognize that talent is something that needs to be nurtured, and even in a merit-based system, you need to help people unlock their potential. Red Bull is providing such assistance to Max, clearly, and not (adequately) to their second driver at the moment.
If you are of the opinion that talent should be able to nurture itself, just imagine how many potential Einsteins or Bachs likely died working the fields throughout history, and still, because there was noone around to recognize their talents or help them develop it, financially or otherwise.
F1 is for Butterflies, not Caterpillars.
BTW, I have a huge sympathy for Nico and I would like to see him in an RB - I would have liked that at the beginning of the season, or halfway last season, and I still would like that to happen - and I do think Albon may not be up to the task. But I do think that significant part of the underperformance as is is due to lack of support.
They are not for university grad entry level talent.
There is 100 other series' for those people.
If anything, I think the teams are too lenient (Haas/Grosjean, Romeo/Giov, RBR/Albon) already with sub-par talent wasting constructors points as the teams are waiting for their driver to hit puberty.
As a professional business developer, I subscribe to the High Performance Team Management philosophy of "Aces in their places". Sadly, those drivers that I've named are hopelessly out of place.