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Formula 1

Ferrari's five youngest driver pairings

With Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz set to become Ferrari's youngest driver pairing since 1968, we take a look at five of Ferrari's youngest driver lineups.

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The Ferrari driver pairing of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz has garnered attention for several reasons the most prominent of which is that the pair represent Ferrari's youngest driver pairing in more than 50 years.

So who made up Ferrari's youngest ever driver pairing? We take a look at five of Ferrari's youngest driver lineups.

Chris Amon and Lorenzo Bandini

With an average age of 27 years and 96 days, Kiwi Chris Amon and Italian Lorenzo Bandini make the list at number 5.

Bandini however would succumb to his death from burns sustained in an accident at the 1967 Monaco Grand Prix.

Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen

2007 marked the last time Ferrari won a driver's championship. At the start of the season, the team hired the services of Finn Kimi Raikkonen who was 27 at the time, with Brazilain Massa 25 at the time the team's average age was 26 years and 67 days.

Raikkonen would go on to have a memorable campaign in 2007 winning the championship by a single point at the final round of the season in Brazil that year.

Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc

In 2019, Ferrari decided to promote the star of their driver academy to the main team. With an average age of 27 years and 322 days, Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel make up Ferrari's third-youngest driver pairing in the team's history.

The decision would prove to be a massive success as Leclerc would ultimately usurp Vettel winning two races and becoming the team's lead driver heading into 2020.

Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz

As touched on earlier, Ferrari's current lineup is the team's second-youngest lineup in their stories history.

With an average age of just 25 years and 10 days, hopes are certainly high for the prancing horse to mount a comeback from their disappointing 2020 season.

Jacky Ickx, Chris Amon and Andrea de Adamich

Ferrari's youngest lineup is made up of a trio of drivers. Ickx was 23 at the time and represented the team's youngest driver. Amon was 24 and Adamich was 26. Together their average age was a remarkable 24 years and 212 days.

Racing at the Kyalami race circuit in 1968, it would be only Amon who would finish the race in fourth a full two laps down on the leaders.


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