The FIA will introduce a Super Licence age limit preventing drivers from racing in F1 under the age of 18 from 2016.

Toro Rosso has announced Max Verstappen as one of its drivers from next season, with Verstappen set to become the youngest F1 driver in history at the age of 17 and with just one season of single-seater racing under his belt. However, the FIA has now announced tweaks to prevent similar cases in the future.

In a change from the current Super Licence regulations, drivers will have to be at least 18 years old to be able to qualify for a Super Licence in a requirement listed under 'safety criteria'. As far as experience goes, the FIA has introduced '2 years minimum running in minor Formulas' to the criteria.

While Verstappen would currently fall foul of both of the above requirements, the FIA has announced that the conditions will not come in to force until the 2016 season.

 

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