FIA to review F1 Superlicence rules for 2016

The FIA World Motor Sport Council is to review the procedure for obtaining a Superlicence from 2016 and beyond.

The signing of 16-year-old Max Verstappen by Toro Rosso has put the subject into sharp focus, while in another test case Robert Merhi was allowed to take part in FP1 in Monza, but not to complete the race weekend. The Spaniard had qualified as a past Euro F3 champion, but his automatic right to one ran out while he was racing in the DTM.

The WMSC said today: “A mandate has been given to the FIA Administration to review the qualification and conditions for the issuing of a Superlicence, in consultation with all parties concerned. A proposal will be put forward for WMSC approval in December for implementation in 2016.”


Filed under F1 News, Grand Prix News

3 responses to “FIA to review F1 Superlicence rules for 2016

  1. John Field

    Sixteen IS raw, no two ways about it.
    Now I see the meaning of that song, “Baby you can drive my car”.

  2. This is great news. 16 is far too young to be driving F1. Needs more experience.

  3. Sorry, but Verstappen wil be 17 y.o. when he will race the Toro Rosso.

    And Max went easy throughout the F1-test for his super-licence . Time have changed, or you want to discriminate a driver because of his age?


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s