Unlucky champions: The overlooked F1 feeder series winners who missed out on a graduation

The F1 feeder series kings who were overlooked the following year

The past three Formula 2 champions, including Theo Pourchaire, have missed out on a graduation to Formula 1 the year after their title win. This article ranks former F1 feeder series champions who were overlooked for a Formula 1 drive the following year, based on their performance, title success, opposition, and time spent in the category. Bjorn Wirdheim, Bruno Junqueira, and Felipe Drugovich are among those who are ranked based on their standout performances in their respective feeder series. Other drivers like Juan Pablo Montoya and Oscar Piastri experienced similar setbacks in their paths to F1. Despite Piastri’s remarkable run, he was surprisingly overlooked by Alpine.

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