FIA reveals changes to seven junior series for F1 superlicense points in 2020
The FIA published a revised list of championships for the F1 superlicense points where four series are added and three having changes to the points output.
Following the FIA World Motor Sport Council meet in Paris, the revised list for F1 superlicense points was revealed under the governing body's International Sporting Code - Appendix L, where there are changes for as many as seven championships.
Among the new additions, it was already known for W Series and Euroformula Open but the FIA has also added F3 Regional Japanese Championship and Japanese Super Formula Lights in the list where young drivers can compete to get F1 superlience points.
The F3 Regional Japanese Championship winner is get 18 points as it follows a descending order format of 14, 12, 10, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1. At the same time, W Series, Japanese Super Formula Lights and EF Open winners will get 15 points respectively.
It then follows the system of 12, 10, 7, 5, 3, 2, 1. Among the series which will see a change in their pattern, Formula Renault Eurocup has been put in the same 15, 12, 10, 7, 5, 3, 2, 1 bracket as it gets demoted from the above F3 Regional's 18 bracket.
Another big change comes in for FIA Formula 3 Championship where the winner will still get 30 points with 25 for second place and 20 for third, but drivers finishing from fourth down to 10th will get more points in the order of 15, 12, 9, 7, 5, 3, 2.
It is an increase from this year's system where the driver got 10, 8, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1. As for the final series to get its system changed is the New Zealand-based winter championship Toyota Racing Series, where the winner will now get 10 as opposed to 7 for 2019.
It will then follow the system of 7, 5, 3, 1 which is change from 5, 3, 2, 1. The rest of the championships remains the same for 2020 with only a name change to United States of America-based Indy Pro 2000 series from Formula Mazda.
As already known from before, racers driving with a Friday superlience in the free practice session in F1, stands to get one point each in each of the session they run. There is a limit, however, with a maximum of 10 points up for grabs from the 22 events.
[Image courtesy: W Series] [Note: This story was also written by me on FormulaRapida.net]