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.”