Eric Boullier backs F1 super licence review

Boullier backs F1 licence review
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McLaren racing director Eric Boullier throws his support behind an FIA review into F1 super licences.

McLaren racing director Eric Boullier has insisted that the FIA are right to review the current criteria for F1 super licences.

The announcement came in the wake of the news that Toro Rosso have offered a drive to 16-year-old Dutchman Max Verstappen for next season.

At the moment, potential Grand Prix racers need just 300km in a F1 car before being eligible to participate and Boullier is adamant that the process is in need of change.

He told Autosport: "There are different problems. One is economic, in that some teams are selling Friday morning seats and are looking for some drivers who don't comply with the super licence rules.

"The other issue is that we have known for a few years that many many series have appeared and there is not a clear path to F1.

"So the super licence needs to be a little bit updated in the way it is given. Some series have disappeared, some series are still on, and the level of each series varies a lot."

Verstappen will replace Jean-Eric Vergne when he becomes the youngest driver in F1 history in 2015.

Jean-Eric Vergne of France and Scuderia Toro Rosso attends the drivers parade before the United States Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas on November 17, 2013
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