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