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Monday, March 23, 2009

FIA will cut superlicence fees

It looks like a win for the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association, as the FIA has agreed to reduce the cost of a superlicence in 2010.

The decision is the result of what the FIA calls a “very positive” meeting with the GPDA.

The FIA had massively hiked the fees, from €1,690 to €10,000, with an additional cost of €2,000 for every point scored in the previous year’s championship, arguing the need to fund safety measures.

The GPDA took issue, saying the fees should not be used as a “revenue stream” for the FIA, and it was even speculated the drivers could strike, though that talk had faded as the season approached.

As a bonus, it looks as if a line of communication has now been established between the GPDA and FIA:

“A number of other issues were discussed and the FIA has agreed to meet representatives of the GPDA on a regular basis to maintain what promises to be a constructive dialogue,” the FIA said in its statement.

Read the full statement here.

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