Appendix L to the Int. Sporting Code
2. Grades of licences for circuit racing
- 2.1 Super licence : Formula One World Championship for Drivers.
5. Qualification for the Super licence
- 5.1 The Super licence is issued by the Formula One Commission, on its sole decision, following a specific request and recommendation from the driver’s ASN, accompanied by his/her record of results, and on the following conditions:
- i) the driver is party to an agreement with a team entered in the FIA Formula One World Championship to race a Formula One car in the Championship in the year of application as first, second or reserve driver,
- ii) the driver is the holder of a Grade A licence,
- iii) the driver:
- either a): has been classified in the first 4 of the final classification of the FIA F3000 International Championship within the previous 2 years,
- or b): has been classified in the first 3 in at least 5 races, or in the first 6 in at least 10 races, of the FIA F3000 International Championship, within the previous 2 years,
- or c): has been classified in the first 3 of the final classification of the Japanese F3000 Championship within the previous 2 years,
- or d): has been classified in the first 6 of the final classification of the Indy Racing League (IRL) series or of the Champ Car World Series in the United States within the previous 2 years,
- or e): is the current champion of the Euro 3000 Series (the title is considered valid for 12 months from the last race of his or her championship season),
- or f): is the current champion of the Formula 3 Euro Series or of the principal National F3 Championship of one of the following countries: Great Britain, Italy, Japan, (the title is considered valid for 12 months from the last race of his or her championship season),
- or g): has started in at least 5 races counting for the FIA Formula One World Championship for Drivers the previous year,
- or h): (exceptionally), has a record of results which is judged sufficient, unanimously, by the Bureau of the Formula One Commission and has driven at least 300 km in a current Formula One car at racing speeds, over a maximum period of 2 days, certified by the ASN of the country in which the test took place. Only results obtained with single-seater formula cars will be taken into consideration. Should the members of the Bureau not agree unanimously, the Commission in its entirety will be consulted.
In this case, the complete application must be received by the FIA at least 14 days before scrutineering for the first FIA Formula One World Championship event in which the candidate is to compete.
- iv) the annual Super licence fee is paid to the FIA.
- 5.2 The driver’s name will remain on the list of those eligible for the Super Licence for 12 months; if at the end of this period he/she no longer fulfi ls the above criteria, the case may be reviewed by the Formula One Commission.
- 5.3 A driver accepted under the terms of iii) h) above will be so for a probationary period of one year during which the Super Licence will be granted provisionally for three months at a time and subject to review.