The FIA will conduct a full review of its current Formula 1 superlicence points system in order to avoid drivers being disadvantaged by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The FIA introduced a new points-based system for drivers to gain a superlicence, which is required to race in F1, in 2016 as part of its restructuring of the junior single-seater ladder.
Drivers wishing to race in F1 must gain 40 points across three seasons in other championships, encouraging them to rise through the FIA’s single-seater ladder to gain experience and accrue the required total.
Many racing seasons have been shortened or altered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, while many young drivers are facing budget constraints and uncertain futures.
The FIA has now confirmed it will be conducting a full review of the existing superlicence system, saying it wanted to “ensure that the superlicence system that underpins its pathway from