Jean Todt says Max Verstappen is "too young" for formula one. At the most recent meeting of the World Motor Sport Council, the FIA agreed to impose a new minimum of 18 years as well as other criteri...

Jean Todt says Max Verstappen is "too young" for formula one.

At the most recent meeting of the World Motor Sport Council, the FIA agreed to impose a new minimum of 18 years as well as other criteria for drivers applying for a F1 super license.

The measure was apparently a reaction to the controversial debut of Max Verstappen, who at just 17 has leapt from karting to a Toro Rosso race deal in the space of a year.

FIA president Todt told the Italian broadcaster Rai: "Personally, I do think he is too young.

"A few days ago at the World Council in Qatar, we changed the criteria for the super license," he explained. "Starting from 2016, a driver will not be able to get it before he is able to operate a car on public roads.

"I think this is a logical solution," Todt added.

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