Max Verstappen has to pay a staggering amount of $1,000,000 for his F1 Super License for the first time in history
Max Verstappen is slated to pay upwards of $1,000,000 for his F1 super license because of his unbeatable winning streak and a staggering amount of points.
Max Verstappen (via imago)
Max Verstappen won his 17th race of the season as he took victory at the Sao Paolo Grand Prix. The Dutchman has dominated the majority of the season and has looked unbeatable on several occasions. Verstappen’s blistering pace and unwavering racecraft, however, seems to have cost the driver dearly as the 2024 season approaches. The Red Bull driver is poised to pay over $1,000,000 for his F1 Super License in 2024.
The F1 Super License is a mandatory document issued by the FIA officials and it entails a certain fee from the driver on acquirement. This fee consisted of an already decided ‘flat fee’ and an amount that is calculated according to the driver’s previous championship points. As Max Verstappen is slated to set a new record with his points tally at the end of the 2023 season, the fee for the license itself will be at an all-time high.
According to Speedcafe, based on Verstappen’s current 524 points, the driver would be paying a record-breaking €1,188,556 for the license. However, with the expectation of Verstappen winning the remaining 2 Grands Prix, his points tally would be 577 points, which would further increase the estimated license fee. Verstappen’s wins in the final 2 Grands Prix would increase the estimated fee to a staggering €1,307,647.
Ralf Schumacher compared Max Verstappen to his legendary brother – Michael Schumacher
Former Formula 1 driver Ralf Schumacher has heaped praise on Max Verstappen, labeling him as deserving of a spot among the “very best drivers in the history of Formula 1.” Schumacher, in his column for Sky Germany, highlighted Verstappen’s incredible season and his flawless performance in Brazil before drawing comparisons with his own legendary brother Michael Schumacher.
Ralf Schumacher compared Verstappen to his own brother, Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher, and the iconic Ayrton Senna, emphasizing the young Dutch driver’s exceptional talent.
I'm not a fan of always drawing comparisons with my brother or Ayrton Senna. They were exceptional in their time. That's Verstappen now too. It's incredible how he does it.
Verstappen, recently secured his 17th victory of the season during the Sao Paolo Grand Prix, a remarkable achievement in just 20 Grands Prix. The 25-year-old has previously been included in multiple ‘best of all time’ lists, However, Michael Schumacher’s own brother championing Max Verstappen’s talent is surely a special occasion.