Formula One drivers must have an FIA Super Licence, but what about (young) drivers who take part only in free practice sessions? Are they allowed to drive without the license?
No, drivers without the super licence are not allowed to take part in the free practice sessions. From formula1.com:
[...] each team will be permitted to run additional drivers during P1 and P2 provided :
- the stewards are informed which cars and drivers each team intends to use in each session before the end of initial scrutineering, changes after this time may only be made with the consent of the stewards ;
- no more than two drivers are used in any one session ;
- they carry the race number of the nominated driver they replace ;
- they use the engine and tyres which are allocated to the nominated driver ;
- they are in possession of a Super Licence.
The young drivers who drive in the free practice sessions of a Grand Prix are required to have a Super License from FIA, as said in Wikipedia.
However, young drivers who take part in the Young Drivers Test are not required to posses a Superlicense, as the YDT is not part of a FIA F1 Grand Prix.