BMW’s Verstappen-like prodigy who may not make F1

European Formula 3 Championship leader Lando Norris seems destined for Formula 1. One of his biggest rivals deserves a similar shot but is flying under the radar of most - except BMW's...

"Don't make too many people aware of it!" laughs Jens Marquardt. Autosport has just told the BMW boss that we're writing an article to bring the talent of Joel Eriksson to people's attention, and the subtext of his throwaway remark about the Bavarian manufacturer's junior protege is clear.

Marquardt might as well have said: "Joel is our baby; we want to keep him from the limelight and make him our new superstar before anyone else realises and gets hold of him."

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About this article
Series F3 Europe
Drivers Joel Eriksson
Article type Special feature