The Elder Statesman and the Young Bucks

The recent news of Lewis signing a further two-year contract with the Silver Arrows and his statement about ‘unfinished business’ could make him the oldest F1 champion in over 65 years.

If he succeeds in his ambition, he could be the oldest world champion since Fangio.

But equally importantly are the young bucks in the sport.

Ferrari sees the youngest pairing in F1 since 1968.

Today, Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz Jr. The last time for Ferrari was in 1968 with Chris Amon and Jacky Ickx.

But there have been a number of ‘youngsters’ who have driven in F1.

♖Daniil Kvyat (19 years, 324 days)
♖Chris Amon (19 years, 324 days)
♖Esteban Tuero (19 years, 320 days)
♖Fernando Alonso (19 years, 218 days)
♖Ricardo Rodríguez (19 years, 208 days)
♖Mike Thackwell (19 years, 182 days)
♖Jaime Alguersuari (19 years, 125 days)
♖Lando Norris (19 years, 124 days)
♖Lance Stroll (18 years, 148 days)
♖Max Verstappen (17 years, 166 days)

If Lewis does become the oldest F1 champion and Max Verstappen became the youngest F1 driver to have entered F1, it begs the question, young or old?

How would Age and Experience, wisdom and knowledge, stability and maturity, patience and perspective?

Compare with Youth and Energy, innovative thinking, adaptability, high energy levels, ambition, drive and risk-taking.

Who would be a Team Principal?