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Max Verstappen

Verstappen shocked by 'absurd' FIA super licence fee

Max Verstappen will have to pay a sizeable fee to enter the 2023 F1 World Championship, something that he is not entirely happy about.

Marko Verstappen
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Max Verstappen believes that the FIA super licence fee he will have to pay to enter the 2023 F1 World Championship is "absurd".

Each driver must pay a fee to the governing body to participate in a Formula 1 season, with the final figure consisting of a basic fee of €10,400 combined with an amount calculated based on how many points the driver scored in the previous campaign.

Verstappen claimed 454 points en route to winning the title in 2022. With €2,100 charged per point scored, this means that Verstappen's total comes in at €963,800.

The amount is not something that the Dutchman is particularly happy about.

Verstappen on 'absurd' super licence fee

"I think the sum is absurd," Verstappen is quoted by German outlet Motorsport-Total.

"I don't think it's right that we have to pay so much. That's not the case in other sports either. And there are more and more races."

However, fortunately for Verstappen, it appears that the job of paying the fee actually falls to his team, Red Bull.

Team advisor Helmut Marko commented: "I'm afraid we have to pay that, if I have our contract right in my head."

F1 driver super licence fees for 2023

Driver Points scored in 2022 Fee
Verstappen 454 €963,800
Leclerc 308 €657,200
Perez 305 €650,900
Russell 275 €587,900
Sainz 246 €527,000
Hamilton 240 €514,400
Norris 122 €266,600
Ocon 92 €203,600
Alonso 81 €180,500
Bottas 49 €113,300
Magnussen 25 €62,900
Gasly 23 €58,700
Stroll 18 €48,200
Tsunoda 12 €35,600
Zhou 6 €23,000
Albon 4 €18,800
De Vries 2 €14,600
Hulkenberg 0 €10,400
Piastri 0 €10,400
Sergeant 0 €10,400

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