Herta is widely seen as promising a place at AlphaTauri next season if Pierre Gasly moves to the Alps, but the seven-time IndyCar champion lacks a move to F1 Required Super Licence Points.
With the FIA making it clear that it will not change the rules to make an exception for Hertha, Red Bull has now given up on trying to sign him and has turned its attention to Williams after his cameo at Monza With Nick de Vries, Herta’s F1 prospects appear to have been shattered.
Rossi remains the most recent American driver to race in F1, having completed five Grand Prix races for Manor in the 2015 season, and has been Herta’s teammate with the Andretti Autosport IndyCar team for the past three seasons.
Alexander Rossi, Manor Marussia MR03
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2016 Indianapolis 500 winner Rossi, who will move to Arrow McLaren SP next season A statement released to the media read that Hertha “has the talent and ability to enter F1”.
While supporting the premise of a super licence system, in order to prevent money from becoming the main driver of signing a driver, Rossi said it was a disgrace completely needed – saying “past decisions, whether out of greed or necessity” creates an unnecessary stumbling block.
This echoes comments made by his new IndyCar boss Zach Brown on a one-year-old McLaren F1 car, who Rossi believes “needs to review the entire licensing system” . This is to stop people from buying into F1 and let talent be the motivating factor. Great.
“We can all agree that Colton has the talent and ability to get into F1. It’s great too, and if he gets the chance, he deserves it. Full stop.
“Motorsport remains the most watched sport in the world and money can trump talent.
” Disappointing, in my opinion, the fundamental problem is that the sporting element so often takes a back seat to the business side, there has to be a way to get certain teams to stop based solely on their finances Support to hire drivers.
“Ultimately these past decisions, whether out of greed or necessity, give Colton the opportunity to decide for himself whether to change career paths and race in F1. There are no credits on the license. ”
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