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FIA reveal 2016 superlicence criteria and a new junior series // F2 is set to return with a good points haul

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FIA reveal 2016 superlicence criteria and a new junior series
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The World Motorsport Council decreed a change to the superlicence structure at their last meeting, but now the FIA have revealed exactly what is going to be required of budding F1 racers from 2016 onwards. They’ll need to be 18 years old, pass a theory test on the Formula One sporting regulations, and amass a score of 40 points in the last three years from a weighted list of junior categories.

For example, winning the GP2 Championship gets you 50 points, IndyCar 40 and GP3 30 points. Coming second in these series gets you fewer points, down to things like Formula Renault, where finishing 4th gains you nothing except experience.

The unveiling of the points system also reveals the return of the F2 championship, an FIA junior category that has been on and off several times over the past few years. A win in this revived series would get 60 points, but there’s no word on when or where it’s coming back.