As usual, the FIA has conducted its annual touch-up the point system for the Superlicencia, introduced in 2015 to impose a criterion quantifiable to determine whether a pilot has the necessary requirements to compete in Formula 1. The change made this year, which has been approved in a meeting of the World Council of Engine Paris, it is the most comprehensive in the date, affecting the scoring of a large number of categories, and adding many other.
The score that gives the Formula 2 each season looks unchanged, with the top three teams getting the points needed for the Superlicencia, and has specified that the score awarded by the seasons 2015 and 2016 of GP2 is slightly different. The only other big category that has maintained its score unchanged is the IndyCar, whose champion will be the 40 points required, but the other three categories which ensured that score have been reduced to their relevance.
In particular, the european championship Formula 3, Formula E (only one year after he increased his score) and the class LMP1 World of Resistance they see as your top two finishers go on to add 40 and 30 points, 30 and 25. In the case of LMP1, will be 24 points for the second, but all the positions of the fourth down receiving a significant increase, with the fourth giving up six points more, 16, that up to now. The GP3 has also been slightly affected, with champion adding up to 25 points instead of 30.
Points Superlicencia by category
|– Formula 3 european
– Formula E
|30 (-10)||25 (-5)||20||10||8||6||4||3||2||1|
|WEC (LMP1)||30 (-10)||24 (-6)||20||16 (+6)||12 (+4)||10 (+4)||8 (+4)||6 (+3)||4 (+2)||2 (+1)|
|GP3 Series||25 (-5)||20||15||10||7||5||3||2||1|
|20 (-15)||15 (-10)||10 (-10)||8 (-7)||6 (-4)||4 (-3)||3 (-2)||2 (-1)||1 (-1)||(-1)|
|Super Formula||20 (-5)||15 (-5)||10 (-5)||8 (-2)||6 (-1)||4 (-1)||3||2||1|
– Super GT
– NASCAR (Cup Series)
– Indy Lights
|Formula 4 national||12||10||7||5||3||1|
|– ALMS / ELMS (Prototype)
(GTE Pro / GTE Am)
– IMSA (GTLM)
|– Formula 3 national
– Formula Renault 2.0 (Eurocup / NEC)
– Pro Mazda
– NASCAR (Xfinity / Trucks)
|Blancpain GT Series||6||4||2|
|Formula 4 French||5||4||3||2||1|
|Karting World senior||4||3||2||1|
|– European Karting senior
– World karting junior
|European Karting junior||2||1|
The loss of level of the Formula V8 3.5, motivated in part by as discussed to the category in the original system in 2015, is reflected with hardness, earning the champion only 20 points instead of 35, and with all the posts to lose points. The amount respect to the Superlicencia will be equivalent to that of the Super Made japanese, a fate that had gained in popularity for potential pilots of Formula 1 after the step of Stoffel Vandoorne and Pierre Gasly, and has also been revised slightly downwards. The rest of the categories already existing in the system retain your score, and just disappears, the World Rally championship, which gave 15 points to the champion.
on the contrary, have been introduced up to 13 new class or category of vehicle that emphasized points of Superlicencia, covering many of the gaps that had the system. The best value is the class LMP2 in the World Endurance, whose champion will receive 20 points. The classes GTE Pro and GTE Am classes will also receive points, as the championship IMSA in the classes, Prototype and GT Le Mans. The world of the resistance also receives more recognition in this system with the inclusion of the Super GT japanese, Le Mans Series in Asia (ALMS) and Europe (ELMS), and the Blancpain GT Series, under the name of “international championship of GT3”.
The flat cars was already pretty well covered, but the Formula 4 French, held outside of the rules of the FIA, was left in a vacuum that has been solved with inclusion, in addition to the Pro Mazda, the second category on the ladder of formation of the IndyCar series. Also beyond the seas, NASCAR enters into the scoring system, both the Cup Series as the other two national categories (Xfinity and Trucks Series), love of the SuperCars australians. As for the karting, we have opted to define and differentiate the score between international championships and continental, and among the classes of senior and junior.
New standard for circuits and licences
The score of the categories has not been the only change. It has been conditioned by the score of virtually all of the new categories, in addition to others already existing (IndyCar, Formula V8 3.5, Super Formula, DTM, Indy Lights, F3 and national Formula Renault 2.0) to all of its racing circuit to be held in paths approved by the FIA. The peak body of the engine it will put in place approval processes for “to enable the national associations and the circuits equip their facilities to an appropriate standard and tested”.
The other major change will be related to the international license of the Grade required for racing in F2, and, in short, in any category with a ratio weight/power less than or equal to 1 kg/HP. The FIA has stated that it will implement a points system similar to that of the Super License for Formula 1 to have access to this License, stating you are looking for with this “to establish a clearer way for pilots to progress from the basics to the World Championships”., limiting that pilots of low-level and gains access to certain categories. Will see if it will be achieved this purpose, but no one can accuse the peak body of not to spoil your scoring system. Always follow respecting, of course.