With the recent changes to the FIA Super License requirements, I wonder why this will not be in place for the 2015 season?

As per Racer, the FIA will not implement the minimum age requirement of 18 to obtain a Super License until the 2016 season.

If this is a change based upon safety, why is it not safe for someone under 18 to obtain a Super License starting in 2016 and not effective immediately?

I do like the new requirement that to obtain a Super License a driver has to compete for a minimum of two seasons in cars. I know, I know...Kimi Raikkonen only had 12 races in cars before his debut with Sauber and he wound up being the King Jalop and all around Ice Man. But after watching a few of Max's F3 races, he seems to not be ready. In a 15 lap race distance at Imola he went off multiple times and had contact over four times with other drivers in ways that were avoidable.

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Let me know what you think about the future of youngsters in F1.