FIA raises super licence age requirement

The complete list of alterations can be seen below.

Already being called the 'Verstappen' rule, the FIA has changed the criteria for earning an FIA-issued super licence after today's meeting of the World Motor Sport Council in Qatar. The young racer recently turned 17 and will make his F1 debut in the 2015 Australian GP with Toro Rosso.

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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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Series Formula 1
Drivers Max Verstappen
Teams Toro Rosso
Article type Breaking news
Tags age, experience, performance, safety, super licence