The FIA has released a points system that will be used for super licence applications from 2016.

Following a meeting of the World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) in 2014, the FIA announced that it would be reviewing the super licence criteria after Max Verstappen was handed a race seat with Toro Rosso at the age of 17 off the back of one year of single seat racing in European F3. While a minimum age of 18 has been imposed, a new points system has also been created.

A driver's finishing position in a number of championships will earn a set number of points, with a minimum of 40 points being required over a three-year period to earn a super licence. A driver will also have to compete in a combination of the listed categories for at least two years.

There are a number of championships which will provide the champion with enough points to apply for a super licence, with a 'Future FIA F2 Championship' top of that list as the champion will earn 60 points. The GP2, F3, World Endurance Championship (WEC) and IndyCar titles are all also worth 40 points or more.

The full points table is as follows:

Championship position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10thFuture FIA F2 Championship 60 50 40 30 20 10 8 6 4 3GP2 Series 50 40 30 20 10 8 6 4 3 2FIA F3 European Championship 40 30 20 10 8 6 4 3 2 1FIA WEC (LMP1 only) 40 30 20 10 8 6 4 3 2 1IndyCar 40 30 20 10 8 6 4 3 2 1GP3 Series 30 20 15 10 7 5 3 2 1 0Formula Renault 3.5 30 20 15 10 7 5 3 2 1 0Japanese Super Formula 20 15 10 7 5 3 2 1 0 0FIA certified National F4 championships 10 7 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0National F3 championships 10 7 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0Formula Renault (EuroCup, ALPS or NEC) 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

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