Red Bull looks for more stars

Red Bull has now finished the assessment of six young American drivers at Estoril and has named three youngsters who will now be funded to race in European single-seaters next year. The winning candidates after the three-day assessment were Dominique Claessens, Colin Fleming and Matt Jaskol. All three drivers are veterans of Skip Barber Racing programs.

It is not yet clear where the three will be placed next year.

The first winners of the Red Bull Driver Search raced in Europe this year but none made much of an impact. Critics of the scheme have suggested that providing sponsorship but no support for the youngsters is proving to be a rather short-sighted approach to driver development.

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