The FIA Super Licence is a requirement for any driver looking to compete in Formula 1 and drivers must accumulate points over a three-year period prior to their intended F1 debut to make them eligible for an FIA Super Licence. The BRDC British Formula 3 Championship enables drivers to gain points towards their Super Licence with a top-five finish in the overall standings.
40 points are required over a three-year term to meet the FIA requirements to be issued a Super Licence and a driver can get a significant amount of these by competing in BRDC British F3. The overall winner of the championship will gain 10 points towards their Super Licence, with the runner-up receiving seven points. Third place overall will be awarded five points with fourth place receiving three points and fifth place gaining one point towards their Super Licence.
If a driver wins the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship therefore, they would only need to finish in the top-two of the FIA European F3 Championship once over the course of the next two years to become eligible for an FIA Super Licence.
For more information, please visit the FIA website here.
BRDC British F3 FIA Super Licence Points
1st – 10 points
2nd – 7 points
3rd – 5 points
4th – 3 points
5th – 1 point