FIA to review F1 Super Licence system

The FIA will conduct a review into the way Formula 1 Super Licence's are granted in response to younger drivers making their way to the top tier of motorsport with little experience.

At present, a driver must have achieved success in a lower formula, as well as completing 300km of running in a Formula 1 car to be eligible for a Super Licence.

However with 16-year-old Max Verstappen taking up a seat with Toro Rosso next season and having completed a single season of European Formula 3, the whole system has been called into question.

Young drivers would usually progress through GP3 and GP2 before they're promoted to an F1 seat, but this hasn't been the case in Verstappen's case and some believe he is not only too young, but too inexperience.

The FIA hopes to have a new system in place for 2017.

"A mandate has been given to the FIA Administration to review the qualification and conditions for the issuing of a super licence, in consultation with all parties concerned," read a WMSC statement.

"A proposal will be put forward for WMSC approval in December for implementation in 2016."