Christian Klien does not have a super license Speculation is doing the rounds that Christian Klien may not actually be able to participate in the opening practice session for his new team, Hispania Racing.

The reason is that the Austrian does not possess a current FIA super license.

The 27-year-old former Jaguar and Red Bull racer – with 48 Grand Prix starts to his name and three years’ further testing experience with Honda and BMW Sauber – doesn’t possess the mandated FIA document that would allow him to leave the Barcelona pit lane at the wheel of the HRT F110.

Speaking with the APA news agency, team dentist boss Colin Kolles has explained that Christian would not be granted a super license until he had a form contract with the team.

“[Signing him] was all very last minute,” he said. "As long as the contract was not signed, we could not even ask for a super license.”

Let’s hoping that some common sense prevails here and that the situation can be resolved.

[Original image via GP Update]

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