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The American ‘Drive to Survive’ teens who are targeting F1

Formula 1’s U.S. owners are keen to get a homegrown driving talent back in its sport, but with no immediate sign of that happening, here are three Drive to Survive-generation teenagers with their ambitions set firmly on making it all the way to the top…

When he was eight, Hunter Yeany had an atypical answer to that typical childhood question: What do you want to be when you grow up? Ever since he watched Pixar’s 2006 animated film Cars, the Virginia Beach native with the shaggy brown hair wanted to be a race car driver. The 2011 sequel movie Cars 2 featured a Formula 1 vehicle as a new hero and Yeany was smitten.

Hunter Yeany, Fortec Motorsports BRDC F3

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