I was looking at the history of some of the junior categories in the Autosport 50th anniversary issue and I was slightly surprised to discover that no Formula 3000 champion or formerly European F2 champion has ever gone on to become a formula 1 world champion. In fact since F3000 started in 1985, the 15 champions have gone on to win collectively only 2 races by my calculations (Panis and Alesi). In contrast, the British F3 champions include the multiple world champions Hakkinen, Senna, Emerson Fittipaldi and Jackie Stewart. Is this a situation that is going to change in the near future? Is there something inherently wrong with F3000? Or is it just that the top F1 team bosses have never given them a chance?