F1 superlicence system revamped

Date published: September 22 2017 - Editor

The FIA has announced changes to the points awarded in other series for drivers to qualify for a F1 superlicence with only Formula 2 and IndyCar offering the maximum points.

As of 2018, only drivers winning the America’s IndyCar series or finishing inside the top three in Formula 2 will qualifying for a superlicence if they don’t have previous points in the bag.

“A number of amendments were approved by the World Motor Sport Council regarding changes to the Super Licence points table – as well as adjustments to the eligibility of championships and drivers to accumulate points,” read the FIA statement.

F3 European, Formula E and WEC-LMP1 winners have all lost their top billing with the winners of those series only scoring 30 points towards the superlicence.

But while those series have lost points, others have been added to the list including NASCAR’s Cup Series, Indy Lights and IMSA Prototype. Winning the Cup Series and Indy Light will see a driver awarded 15 points wtih IMSA scoring 12.