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Criteria for superlicence to be modified

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03/12/2014

With Max Verstappen set to become the sport's youngest ever driver, at 17 years 5 months, when he lines up on the grid in Melbourne next year, it cannot be coincidence that sees the World Motor Sport Council modify the criteria by which superlicences are issued.

Consequently, at today's meeting of the WMSC in Doha, a proposal on the conditions of attribution of the Super Licence was approved for 2016, on the basis of the following criteria:

Safety criteria

The following changes have been made compared to the current regulations:

There is a valid driving licence requirement.

There is a minimum age requirement (18yo).

There is a verification of knowledge of the F1 Sporting Regulations/ISC rules.

Experience criteria

With the following changes compared to the current regulations:

There is the 300km in F1 TCC or TPC_ as a minimum requirement.

There is a 2 years minimum running in minor Formulas.

Performance criteria

With the following changes compared to the current regulations:

There is a point system requirement, based on the driver results in previous Formulas.

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1. Posted by Paul C, 07/12/2014 21:38

"Drivers under legal driving age still drive successfully in lesser formulas and series. The next young F1 Superlicense holder will probably come from US Sprint Cars or karts directly."

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2. Posted by Chris Roper, 04/12/2014 6:11

"So that cements Max's record as the youngest ever driver.
In terms of the rules no one can ever take it away now."

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3. Posted by Simon in Adelaide, 04/12/2014 0:43

"Too late to tell the 'Playstation' generation that they need a valid driving license, they have been driving for years :)"

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