What does it take to become an F1 driver? Here’s what to know

Want to become an F1 driver like those racing in the Las Vegas Grand Prix? Here's what you need to know.
Published: Nov. 17, 2023 at 10:08 AM PST
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - So you want to drive an F1 car like the Afla Romeo on display at Wynn Las Vegas?

In order to do that, you’ll need what’s called a Super License from the FIA, which regulates the sport.

In one way, it’s similar to getting a regular driver’s license, as you need to pass a knowledge test on the rules and regulations of Formula 1.

In addition, you have to complete 80% of two separate seasons in a different single-seater racing championship. Think Indycar or Formula 2.

And, you also need to rack up 40 points in a table devised by formula one. You get those based on where you finish in any other racing championship.

For example, a first place finish in Indycar gets you all 40 points, while first place in a NASCAR Cup Series gets you 15.

You have three years to rack up the necessary points.