Kevin Pelton’s weekly mailbag, including yearly player development

This week’s mailbag features your questions on yearly player development, the NBA schedule and more. You can tweet your questions using the hashtag #peltonmailbag or email them to “I know that younger vs. older is better when projecting players on their first contract. But how does accrued playing time play into projections? For example, […]


Daniil Kvyat: Red Bull reject joins Ferrari as development driver

Kvyat struggled to impress at Toro Rosso last season and was replaced by Pierre Gasly. He was previously dropped by sister team Red Bull in 2016 Red Bull reject Daniil Kvyat has been signed by Ferrari as their development driver. The 23-year-old Russian’s role will primarily involve work in the Italian team’s simulator. There are […]


Patience pays off: Jets reap rewards of focus on draft, development

Kevin Cheveldayoff knows if the circumstances were different, he might have been out of a job a few years ago. Tasked with overseeing the rebirth of the Winnipeg Jets as a rookie NHL general manager when they returned to the hockey-mad city in 2011, the club has made the playoffs just once under his watch. […]


Oliver Rowland: Briton named as Renault development driver

Oliver Rowland made his GP2 and Formula E debuts in 2015 Britain’s Oliver Rowland is targeting a full-time Formula 1 seat in 2018 after being announced as a development driver for Renault. Rowland, 24, graduated from the Renault academy and his development role will involve significant simulator time as well as track opportunities. The Sheffield-born […]


Tatiana Calderon: Sauber sign Colombian as development driver for 2017

Tatiana Calderon said she had taken “a step closer to my dream” of competing in Formula 1 Colombia’s Tatiana Calderon will be Sauber’s development driver in Formula 1 this year. The deal means Calderon, who finished 21st in the GP3 feeder category last year, will spend time in Sauber’s simulator and with the team at […]