The FIA’s World Motor Sport Council set down three separate sets of criteria for the awarding of a superlicence: safety compliance, sufficient experience and attainment of a suitable performance level.
In order to meet safety criteria, in addition to being at least 18 years old drivers must also meet a “valid driving licence requirement” and demonstrate their knowledge of the Formula One Sporting Regulations and the International Sporting Code.
To fulfil the experience requirements drivers must have spent two seasons in junior formulae and covered a minimum of 300 kilometres in a current specification Formula One car or one which complies with recent technical regulations.
The performance criteria will be assessed using “a point system requirement based on the driver results in previous formulas”, details of which have not yet been published.
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