Hungary

Last Race: 26th July Hungary

Hungary GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Sebastian Vettel
2 Daniil Kvyat
3 Daniel Ricciardo
Belgium

Next Race: 23rd August Belgium

Button: Flat fee for super licence

2012-11-09 05:35:00

 RSS

Share:

Button: Flat fee for super licence

Jenson Button has called on the FIA to impose a flat super licence fee and stop charging drivers extra per point...

Jenson Button has called on the FIA to impose a flat super licence fee and stop charging drivers extra per point.


Last week motorsport's governing body announced that next season the entry fees for the teams will increase, which means the drivers can probably expect a hike as well.

However, at present all drivers pay a different amount as it is based on the number of points scored the previous season.

"Personally I don't feel that we should be paying different super licence fees for different drivers and different point situations," Button told ESPNF1.

"I mean, when you get your licence to drive on the road, because you do more miles you don't pay more for it, do you?

"And you don't pay more for a licence in any other category because you've got a better car or whatever, so it should be a flat fee."

Citing an example of how expensive it can get, Button revealed that the year after he was crowned the World Champion he paid more than €250,000.

"When I won the Championship in '09 that was the worst year to win a Championship because that's when the super licence went crazy and I think I spent over a quarter of a million Euros on my licence to race that year!"

Ciao Jules, F1 remembers the affable Frenchman

Editor's Picks

Good Race, Bad Race: Hungary

Good Race, Bad Race: Hungary

A flawless Sebastian Vettel, a floundering Lewis Hamilton and a feckless Pastor Maldonado...

Conclusions From Hungary

Conclusions From Hungary

A celebration of F1 at its finest, the finger is back while the Iceman was back in the garage and more in the PF1 Conclusions from Hungary...

Forum: Good For A Laugh

Forum: Good For A Laugh

Nico Rosberg laughed off number two claims; the Forum laughed at him laughing it off...

RIP Bianchi: 1989 - 2015

RIP Bianchi: 1989 - 2015

A look back at the motorsport career of Jules Bianchi following his death from injuries sustained at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix...

PF1 Fantasy Racing

PF1 Fantasy Racing

Are you a Ross Brawn or a Paul Stoddart? Can you manage money like Bernie or Caterham? Let's find out...