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The other driver getting a third shot at F1
While Daniil Kvyat has been given a third shot at Formula 1 with his 2019 Toro Rosso drive, there's another driver working in the championship who arrived back for a third stint in grand prix racing this year with much less fanfare.
Few get three shots at Formula 1 - the surprise at Daniil Kvyat getting a third stint at Toro Rosso in 2019 is evidence of that. But there's another, surprisingly low-profile, figure who has made it a hat-trick of opportunities with a comeback of his own this season, and he's among the most successful drivers in the grand prix paddock.
What's more, he's got a big challenge on his hands. "Solving a puzzle," is how this sometime Williams and Footwork test driver describes the challenge he faces – and it's not a straightforward one, it's one of the most complicated in Formula 1.
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Ferrari might have snubbed the very first world championship race on British soil but the Scuderia and the UK went on to enjoy some deep connections. As BEN EDWARDS explains, theirs is a shared history that is waiting for its next chapter to be written...
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