With a tongue-in-cheek "open letter", America's Indycar series has offered to house formula one drivers who do not want to pay the FIA's high Superlicense fees.

With a tongue-in-cheek "open letter", America's Indycar series has offered to house formula one drivers who do not want to pay the FIA's high Superlicense fees.

In a response to the disgruntled Grand Prix Drivers' Association's (GPDA) letter of last week, FIA president Max Mosley told F1's stars that they should switch to more affordable categories if they believe their current mandatory credentials are too expensive.

In the GPDA letter, the F1 drivers compared the cost of reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton's 2009 license - $270,000 (USD) - with the flat $4000 fee per license charged by NASCAR.

"Please note that an IndyCar Series license fee is only $1,000 -- a bargain that includes your/three guest hard cards for venue admittance, participant accident medical insurance coverage and other benefits," the fictitious open letter signed by "Indy Racing League management" and posted on indycar.com read.

"There are no closing fees, user fees, points fees or even landing fees for your aircraft," it added.

The most recent Champ Car license cost $2500.

 

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