FIA denies Colton Herta the license needed to race in F1
The governing body for Formula One on Friday said IndyCar star Colton Herta will not be granted the Super License the American needs to join the F1 grid next season. “The FIA confirms that an enquiry was made via the appropriate channels that led to the FIA confirming that the driver Colton Herta does not have the required number of points to be granted an FIA Super Licence," the FIA said in a statement.news.yahoo.com
AlphaTauri says 2023 seat will likely go to Gasly or Herta
AlphaTauri is awaiting a decision from the FIA on Colton Herta's eligibility to compete in Formula One next season, and it said Saturday the delay is affecting the team's planning for its 2023 lineup. Pierre Gasly is currently under contract to AlphaTauri via a deal with Red Bull, but Alpine would like the Frenchman to fill the seat opening when Fernando Alonso leaves at the end of the season. It would require McLaren to release its F1 rights to Herta, the 22-year-old Californian seeking to become the first American on the F1 grid since Alexander Rossi in 2015.news.yahoo.com
Rossi salvages top finish in another tough 500 for Andretti
Alexander Rossi salvaged one solid result for Andretti Autosport. Four finished 19th or worse, but Rossi drove from 20th to an Andretti-best fifth. Not good enough for the team owner, who conceded the IndyCar title with 11 races remaining this season.news.yahoo.com
Liberty Media CEO on F1 growth: 'We have a lot of demand'
If things had gone according to plan, Colton Herta would be in Miami preparing for the fifth Formula One race of his career. Michael Andretti fell short in his bid last fall to purchase the Sauber team when negotiations fell apart over control of the organization. “No, 1,000% no, that's not what happened,” Andretti told The Associated Press.news.yahoo.com
Late crashes prompt IndyCar officials to cut testing short
Three Indianapolis 500 winners spun while coming out of the pits Wednesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and four-time race champion Helio Castroneves hit the second turn wall with about 80 minutes left in an unusually chaotic testing session. Castroneves was taken to the track's infield medical center where he was checked and cleared to drive shortly after the crash. “Very strange,” Castroneves said.news.yahoo.com
McLaren F1 signs American driver Herta for testing program
American racer Colton Herta was announced Saturday as a test driver for Formula One team McLaren as part of its 2022 program. Herta, who turns 22 at the end of the month, currently competes in IndyCar for Andretti Autosport. Michael and Mario Andretti both believe the second-generation racer is F1 material and would like to move him to the series should Michael Andretti land an F1 team.news.yahoo.com
IndyCar title race flips to O'Ward in wild race at Gateway
The IndyCar championship flipped leaders Saturday night when Alex Palou was collected in an early three-car accident that moved Pato O’Ward to the point following O’Ward’s runner-up finish to winner Josef Newgarden at World Wide Technology Raceway.