Christian Horner hopes the FIA will revise the super licensing points structure to allow drivers like Colton Herta an easier path into F1..
red balls Sister team AlphaTauri Pretty much with a move for the American driver earlier this month but that potential switch from IndyCar to F1 for Herta now looks off the table, at least for the time being.
In fact, he only has 32 out of the required 40 points you need to get the required FIA Super license to drive and compete in Formula 1 The World Championships and it was decided that he would not be able to join the series for 2023, as is the case.
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It sent a storm across the pond with many feeling as if IndyCar was short on the FIA’s points system, and Horner appears to be echoing those sentiments, telling the Beyond the Grid podcast before it’s fully operational that Red Bull understands that Red Bull has Stop their pursuit of Hertha:
“America is a huge market and we are seeing this growth in the sport. It would be great to give the current best American driver a chance in Formula 1.
“We’ll have to respect the position of the FIA, at the end of the day it’s up to the FIA to look at it. I know they’re doing it but we’ll accept whatever decision they come up with. But it’s something that needs to look at because it shouldn’t be too difficult for the drivers to transition from. The first series in America to Formula 1. ”
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What’s next for AlphaTauri?
It seemed quite clear that AlphaTauri wanted to bring the Herta for 2023 but that won’t happen now as things look.
Yuki Tsunoda signed a new contract with them for next season earlier this week, so he’s definitely staying, which is more than can be said for Pierre Gasly across the garage.
The Frenchman has a contract with the team for next year but Alpine is relentlessly linked with the desire to score him for partner Esteban Ocon, which means AlphaTauri needs a replacement in mind.
There are suggestions it could be Nyck de Vries, with Helmut Marko in talks with him in Austria, but things still need to be worked out.
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