Formula One drivers conflicted over strike action

Formula One drivers conflicted over strike action

Formula One drivers disagreed about possible strike action yesterday as the FIA raised the cost of super licenses by 1000%.

Last year the license cost 1,725 euros (£1,354) plus 456 euros (£357) per point won, increased this season to 10,000 euros (£7,858) plus 2,000 euros (£1,570) for every point won.

Renault's Fernando Alonso, a member of the Grand Prix Drivers Association (GPDA) discussed strike action in interviews. However there has been overwhelming opposition to this idea from a number of drivers, including Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa have ruled out taking part in strike action, making them possible candidates for libcom's celebrity scabs feature.

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Mike Harman
Jun 20 2008 12:25

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petey
Jun 20 2008 15:49

what's a super license? is it a license to drive an F1 car?

Mike Harman
Jun 20 2008 15:55
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In order to be able to take part in a Grand Prix, a driver must hold a "Super Licence", which is awarded on the basis of his past record in junior formulae and of his having a valid contract with a Formula One team which has entered the World Championship.

Apparently.

petey
Jun 20 2008 15:59

ta