After it emerged that Red Bull Racing had given up its attempt to get Colton Herta into Formula 1 because it couldn’t compete with the super licensing system, there is some disappointment among drivers from the American racing class. The FIA’s tough stance did not go well with many IndyCar drivers.
Helmut Marko has announced in recent weeks that the Austrian racing stable wants to join the Hertha team. The talent from IndyCar was also interested in the switch, so the deal seemed like a formality. However, the FIA sticks to the super licensing system, and Herta has very few points in this area. About an exception for the United States, the FIA didn’t want to think about that and so the deal was stopped. Therefore, fellow countryman Nick de Vries came to the image of Marco and it is said that an agreement between the two parties is very close.
Not many IndyCar drivers talk about the tough road from America to Formula 1. Alexander Rossi emphasized that the system should never stand in the way of talent, but Graham Rahal made himself heard, too. He’s even harsher in his words: “Formula 1 is an elite sport. They don’t want us. Remember that. They want American corporate money, they want money from wealthy American individuals. But they don’t care about the rest. It has always been this way, and it will always be that way.” grammar”.
Two-time IndyCar champ Joseph Newgarden took a slightly different approach. The American racing driver also believes that the system is currently somewhat unfair to the American racing class, but instead of criticizing it publicly, he opted for a hilarious protest.
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