2015 FIA Superlicense Points System: Who Misses the Cut?

It has emerged today that the FIA has introduced a points scoring systemto prevent future Max Verstappens from entering the sport. I have formed a table showing who would miss the cut from the new 2015 FIA Superlicense points system if they applied to be in Formula 1 for 2016.


The first big name to miss out would be Kimi Räikkönen. In addition to not having enough experience under his belt, he would only have scored five points under this system.

Fernando Alonso, regarded by many as the best driver on the grid would also miss out. He would be eight points short under this system, although he would have competed in just two seasons.

Another big name is Jenson Button, meaning half of the World Champions on the grid would not have qualified if this was in place back in the early 2000s. He would have just five points like Räikkönen.

With the lack of points awarded to the Formula Renault championships, Daniel Ricciardo would just miss out, with just 37 points.

Marcus Ericsson’s lack of impression in GP2 would mean that he would miss out. He has just fourteen points.

Max Verstappen as mentioned would not qualify, not just because of the lack of points but because of the lack of experience and the lack of age. The 17-year old would have 20 points after his Formula 3 efforts last year.

The final name to fail to make the cut would be Felipe Massa. He too would have just five points to his name, with his major championship victory counting for nothing under this system.

It should be worth noting that Nico Hülkenberg would have the most points under this system, with his GP2 and F3 Euro Series championships counting for the majority of his score. Lewis Hamilton would be second with 98 points.

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