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Motorsport is a dynastic sport, at least racing drivers are often followed by their children into the sport. I have made a research on sons and daughters of famous or less famous F1 drivers and where are they with their career progress.

“Sons of” currently in F1:

Nelson Piquet Sr.: 3 times Formula One World Champion.

Nelson Piquet Jr.: Formula One driver. He made his debut in 2008. His best result is a 2nd place in Hockenheim 2008. Otherwise he failed to impress.

The Champion father

The Champion father

The son, who only managed to impress with his looks

The son, who only managed to impress with his looks

Keke Rosberg: The 1982 Formula One World Champion.

Nico Rosberg: He made his debut in 2006. His best result is a 2nd in Singapore 2008. Williams often praise him and he looks like a bigger talent than Piquet, however his critics note that while he may look good against a teammate like Kazuki Nakajima, he was often outraced and outscored by Mark Webber when they were teammates. The jury is still out on him, I guess. Also his daddy is a F1 champion but is often considered to be one of the „lucky” WDCs, so Nico possibly can have the same talent.

1982s World Champion

1982's World Champion

Any similarities? I think so...

Any similarities? I think so...

Satoru Nakajima: An F1 driver between 1987 and 1991. His best results are two 4th places (one in his debut season with Lotus).

Kazuki Nakajima: Made his F1 debut in 2007. His best result up to date is a 6th in Australia 2008.

Neither the father...

Neither the father...

...or the son set F1 afire

...or the son set F1 afire

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