There’s been plenty of debate in recent years whether certainly drivers are actually good enough to be Formula One drivers. Well the FIA have come up with a somewhat extreme points method for 2016 to make sure juniors have not only done enough racing but also been successful at it.
The controversial part comes via the series grading system with a new FIA F2 Championship having the highest points allocation, double that of favoured junior series, Formula Renault 3.5.
Drivers must get at least 40 points over three seasons to qualify for an F1 Superlicense, here’s how.
So it’s a pretty neat idea, executed badly. Standard FIA. And as F1 Fanatic points out, drivers like Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne wouldn’t have made the cut had the rules been applied in the past.