Talk:FIA Super Licence

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Spelling of "Super Licence"[edit]

The web address name of the article uses "Super License" but the actual article uses "Super Licence". Can we at least have some consistancy here... which is it? Graybriggs 15:22, 21 October 2006 (UTC)

The PDF of Appendix L to the ISC (linked from the article's external links section) has "Super Licence" and "Super licence". Majin Izlude talk 20:34, 8 November 2006 (UTC)
Argh! It should be "license," not "licence." It's only referred to incorrectly in the PDF as "licence" b/c the FIA doesn't translate English properly. Azx2 19:17, 17 February 2013 (UTC)
Er, no. In British English (in which this article is written), "license" is a verb and "licence" is a noun - see for further information. Also, regardless of the variety of English used in the article, when quoting a reference (including the reference title), the spelling should exactly match that used in the reference. DH85868993 (talk) 01:31, 18 February 2013 (UTC)
OK. Azx2 01:16, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

Licence to print money[edit]

How do teams get their Super Licences to qualify to participate? TREKphiler any time you're ready, Uhura 21:07, 28 October 2010 (UTC)

Additional sources needed[edit]

This article stub needs some additional verifiable, reliable sources (of which I'm sure there are thousands). I just edited the section on the cost of the super-license and added two additional references to the same BBC article that the section was basically plagiarized from w/o being appropriately cited. LAZY! Come-on, people! Don't plagiarize stuff and not give credit and pass off an entire BBC article as your own work... Azx2 18:33, 17 February 2013 (UTC)

Should Nelson Piquet Jr.'s Formula E win be classified as points[edit]

I'm not sure if we should be counting Piquet Jr's Formula E Championship win as 40 points. After all, FE does not count in the Super Licence points tally but the winning driver nonetheless is awarded a Super License for his efforts. Maybe he should be removed from the points tally and named separately as a Super License holder via Formula E. Lpjz290 (talk) 01:00, 4 April 2016 (UTC)

We shouldn't have a list of qualifying drivers in the first place. This type of constantly updated trivia is not encyclopedic content, and borders on original research. QueenCake (talk) 15:57, 4 April 2016 (UTC)

Edit-warring table of data[edit]

IP User: is continually pushing a table full of data. I invite him to discuss the matter here to try and halt the constant edit-war this page has turned into. --Falcadore (talk) 04:39, 17 June 2016 (UTC)

Drivers securing super licence[edit]

This table is important. Please stop removing it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:56, 17 June 2016 (UTC)

Stop edit warring, you will be blocked.
Explain why it is important before you add it back in again. In detail. Just saying it is important means nothing, it's just your opinion. Justify that opinion. And take your time doing it.
And if you've added it back in again while I've been typing this, be responsible and take it back down until a WP:CONSENSUS is formed. --Falcadore (talk) 10:03, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
It is important because this is the only current method in which drivers are eligible to become drivers in Formula One. These are the drivers satisfying this criteria. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:06, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
True. And this article writes all about it. But why is the table important? Why is it important to list drivers who have achieved one of the requirements of a Super Licence in years past but have not taken up the licence. Take your time. --Falcadore (talk) 10:10, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
It is important because these are the possible drivers in F1 in the future. Future F1 drivers are not those who are currently competing in, lets say, GP2, and are "strugglers" at the back of the field. It is only these drivers who are eligible. TAKE YOUR TIME. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:14, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
Prove it with sources. --Falcadore (talk) 10:16, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
Collantine, Keith (7 December 2015). — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:34, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
The issue is about the collation of drivers eligible into a table. It's that table that is the issue, not the concept of the super licences themselves. Prove that the table is important. --Falcadore (talk) 10:59, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
Just use common sense. Suppose someone visits the page, they may think "Hmmm, I wonder what drivers have received the required number of points to complete the first step of gaining a super licence." This table gives that information. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:03, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
I don't see anything that changes the rationale we established before to remove this table. Long, trivial lists of possibilities have never been welcome on Wikipedia. If we have a list, it has to be of something important that meets guidelines, is reliably sourced, and something that is tangible, not something that could be. QueenCake (talk) 15:44, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
Wikipedia does not recognise "common sense". Common sense is an opinion. It recognises proof. --Falcadore (talk) 17:36, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
And that is your opinion. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:11, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
No, it is not. I refer you to WP:VERIFIABILITY. This is wikipedia's gold standard for editting and nobody's opinion.
Where is the proof that a large table of of drivers and numbers is important to this article. --Falcadore (talk) 19:13, 18 June 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 5 September 2016[edit]

Bring the table of qualified drivers back. (talk) 23:39, 5 September 2016 (UTC)

Not done: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit semi-protected}} template. — JJMC89(T·C) 23:57, 5 September 2016 (UTC)