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Young drivers pose a triple headache for Mercedes F1 boss

Toto Wolff (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

By: Keerthi Mohan

Formula One world champions Mercedes may have to rethink their junior programme if young drivers like Frenchman Esteban Ocon are unable to find a race seat, according to team boss Toto Wolff. The sport’s annual game of driver musical chairs is in full swing but Mercedes have a problem, with three of their highly-rated proteges still looking for a place and not enough available. Ocon, a 21-year-old rising star at Force India, Britain’s Formula Two championship leader George Russell and Germany’s Pascal Wehrlein are all drivers Mercedes want to see in Formula One but who have nothing guaranteed. “As it stands (we…

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