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Mar 13

2013 grid youngest in F1 history – report

This year’s F1 grid is the very youngest in the history of the sport.

2012-11-04 - Marussia F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Max Chilton (1)2013-03-03 - Sauber F1 Team - Barcelona - Esteban Gutierrez 01That is the finding of Spain’s AS sports newspaper, having calculated the average age of the drivers on the Melbourne grid this weekend at just over 27 years.

The statistic has been boosted for 2013 by the retirement of 44-year-old Michael Schumacher, making 36-year-old Australian Mark Webber now the oldest driver in F1.

Also helping is the arrival of youngsters including Esteban Gutierrez, Max Chilton (both 21) Valtteri Bottas and Jules Bianchi (both 22).

source: GMM