- Sep 26, 2010
The FIA have announced that the new Super Licence points system has been altered ahead of it's introduction in 2016.
On the revised list the winner of the new FIA F2 championship, the GP2 series, the F3 European Championship, the FIA WEC LMP1 champion and Indy Car champion will all receive the required 40 points to qualifying for a super license.
Meanwhile, the newest revelation is that the Formula E champion will also be offered a license, meaning that Nelson Piquet Jr. would qualify to compete in Formula One next season should he be offered a drive.
In addition the Formula Renault 3.5 champion will be awarded an extra 5 points, bringing their total to 35, along with the champion of the Japanese Super Formula series who will now recieve 25 points.
The DTM series received the recognition it desired as their champion will now receive 15 points towards a super licence, as will the WTCC champion, whilst the victor of the CIK-FIA World Championship karting series will also receive 5 points.
Finally it has also been confirmed that all drivers who currently hold a super licence will do so for the next three seasons, news which will ease the concerns of test drivers such as Susie Wolff and Pascal Wehrlein as neither would have qualified for a super licence next year under the previous system.