sf2Fellow racers,

Today, everyone agrees that karting is the place to begin a racing career. But it's not quite so easy as just jumping into a kart and suddenly you're on your way to becoming the next Lewis Hamilton.

Where should you start – and how early? What can you really learn from karting? How much transfers over to actually driving racing cars? When is the ideal time to make that move from karts to cars?

To answer those questions, we've assembled an all-star panel of drivers who know quite a bit about starting in karts – and making the move to cars.

So check out our latest video – and join Indy-500 winner Alexander Rossi, IndyCar drivers Conor Daly and Spencer Pigot, ex-F1 driver Rubens Barricello, new Williams F1 driver Lance Stroll and the latest Team USA Scholarship winners Oliver Askew and Kyle Kirkwood for an honest discussion on how to get the most out of karting.

They explain the real deal. I think it's a video that every kart racer – and karting parent should watch.

Also, Lance Stroll is the newest "Ask a Pro" online instructor at SAFEisFAST.com. The Canadian driver will make his F1 debut with Williams Martini Racing in 2017, having dominated the 2016 FIA F3 championship with Prema Powerteam. At 18, Stroll becomes the second-youngest driver ever to line up on the F1 grid.

Send him your questions here

Bobby Rahal


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