Hamilton told not pay up 200 K pounds for racing super licenceJanuary 25th, 2009 - 10:37 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan.25 (ANI): Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has been asked not to pay more than 200,000 pounds for the super licence he needs to defend his title.
The Grand Prix Drivers Association are angry the cost has gone up again following a massive increase last term, reports News of The World.
McLaren star Hamilton, 24, faces the biggest bill of all racers as the fee is based on points scored the previous campaign.
The cost of the licence has gone up by 389 pounds to 10,114 pounds. Drivers also have to pay 2,042 pounds instead of the 1,945 pounds that they were charged last year for every point scored.
Hamilton bagged 98 points to win the title leaving his bill 193,255 pounds, including a 2,645 pounds compulsory insurance charge.
Drivers had threatened to boycott the British Grand Prix last season after being told by governing body FIA the cost of the super licence was going up. The GPDA want drivers not to pay the fee, due next month, unless the dispute is sorted. But they run the risk of looking miserly in a recession.
FIA chief Max Mosley will talk to the racers about the cost. (ANI)
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