The Canadian Nicholas Latifi will make his debut in Formula 1 this year with the team Williams.
If it does not have a competitive car, he will be able to in spite of everything to measure up to his team-mate George Russell, that some see as a future world champion. A few bursts of Latifi might as well allow him to put in value.
Here are five recruits who have quickly marked the spirits in F1 and even if they did not have always a competitive car.
Jackie Stewart (BRM), 1965
Drivers Stirling Moss and Jackie Stewart in 1973.
From his first laps in F1, Stewart has shown to be competitive. He finished sixth in his first Grand Prix, and then won a first race in Italy, a few months later. He finished in third place in the championship.
He also beat several times to his teammate Graham Hill, champion three years earlier.
Michael Schumacher (Benetton), 1992
Michael Schumacher in 1992
Schumacher woke from his first race, by qualifying seventh on a Jordan in 1991.
Obtaining a steering wheel regular at Benetton in 1992, “Schumi” has proven to be one of the drivers of the most regular. He finished third in the championship, winning at the same time the first of his 91 wins at the occasion of the Grand Prix of Belgium.
Jacques Villeneuve (Williams) 1996
Jacques Villeneuve in 1996
Villeneuve has managed the top position in its first race in Australia, in 1996, and headed for the victory when a glitch mechanic has been forced to lift the foot.
The Quebec agreement was finally signed four victories and has finished second in the drivers ‘ standings, behind his team-mate Damon Hill, the son of Graham, before finally being crowned champion the following year.
Lewis Hamilton (McLaren), 2007
Hamilton was able to take advantage from its beginning, a car able to ride to the world title. However, there was a downside : he had as his team-mate Fernando Alonso, a double world champion.
Hamilton has in spite of everything is equal with Alonso. If equal, that the two men concluded the season with 109 points, one fewer than the reigning champion, Kimi Raikkonen. Hamilton is the one that was the closest to the title as a rookie.
Sebastian Vettel (Toro Rosso), 2008
Sebastian Vettel with Toro Rosso
If he played in eight races the previous year, it is in 2008 that Vettel dispute his first full season with the team Toro Rosso.
With a car capable of snatching a few points here and there, he has made a name in Italy, where, under the rain, he signed the pole position and the victory. He quickly received a promotion at Red Bull, with whom he won four consecutive titles.