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Jumat, 30 Januari 2009

Drivers delay signing licences

http://f1.gpupdate. net/en/news/ 2009/01/24/ drivers-delay- signing-licences /

F1 drivers who are members of the Grand Prix Drivers' Association (GPDA) have acted together and delayed signing their super licences required to compete in the upcoming F1 season as they fight another price rise imposed by the FIA.

Following last year's dramatic price increase that saw the cost of a superlicence increase over 500 per cent, a smaller increase has been ordered by the FIA this season meaning the basic price will rise from £9,430 to £9,798.

On top of the basic price the cost of each point scored during the season has gone up from £1,885 to £1,978 with a further insurance charge of £2,564.

In total practice it means the bill drivers face will be rather hefty-based on his results last year, Lewis Hamilton's will be £206,416 just to be able to compete in the 2009 season.

Drivers are now waiting for the matter to be raised at the next FOTA meeting at the start of February.

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