Formula 1 The FIA reported that it will not make an exception and the American d
The FIA reported that it will not make an exception and the American driver will not be able to get the necessary document to compete in Formula 1. Alpha Tauri wanted it.
Without Formula 1: Colton Herta will not have an FIA super license
Colton Herta’s dream of being able to be in the top flight is over. Finally the FIA confirmed that Colton Herta, IndyCar driver for the Andretti team, will not obtain the super license necessary to be able to compete in Formula 1. The American driver, who was one of the Alpha Tauri team’s candidates to occupy a seat in 2023, has only 32 points out of the 40 necessary to be able to compete in Formula 1.
An FIA spokesperson confirms that “There was a request through the appropriate channels that led to the FIA confirming that driver Colton Herta does not have the required points to be granted the superlicence.
“The FIA reviews its regulations and procedures continuously, including with regard to superlicense eligibility, being the main factors considered with respect to this topic safety, experience and performance in the context on the road”, says the statement from the highest regulatory body of motorsports.
Herta’s possible arrival in Formula 1, which would unlock Pierre Gasly’s departure for Alpine, was surrounded by controversy, with numerous detractors against being granted the super license without meeting the requirements, including Toto Wolff and Christian Horner, responsible for Mercedes and Red Bull respectively.