Three formula one drivers have broken rank, amid their dispute with the sport's governing FIA over the cost of the mandatory Superlicense credentials.

Three formula one drivers have broken rank, amid their dispute with the sport's governing FIA over the cost of the mandatory Superlicense credentials.

A spokesman for the Paris based federation confirmed to the German news agency SID that the FIA "has received payments from three drivers".

The F1 drivers' representative group, the Grand Prix Drivers' Association (GPDA), had requested all drivers hold off paying for their licenses while the GPDA disputed the latest price increase with FIA president Max Mosley.

It is not known which three drivers paid for their 2009 licenses.

The GPDA last week issued a statement slamming the latest price increase as "inherently unfair", also refusing to agree to Mosley's request for details about the drivers' individual incomes.

Mosley is believed to have responded to the statement, writing this week in a letter to the GPDA that the FIA will not be backing down from its current position and that drivers without Superlicenses will not contest grands prix in 2009.

 

 

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