‘A surprise’: Colton Herta broke silence and spoke of Red Bull interest

‘A surprise’: Colton Herta broke silence and spoke of Red Bull interest

Red Bull He would have put everything in place for Pierre Gasly to become an Alpine driver for the 2023 Formula 1 season. The Frenchman would take the place that Fernando Alonso left free and will definitively leave the structure of the Austrians. However, before confirming this decision, the team needs to be sure who their replacement at AlphaTauri will be. All guns are pointed at Colton Herta, although the American is not eligible for a super license under the current FIA points system.

Who spoke first in the interest of Red Bull it was Colton Herta himself. The Andretti IndyCar driver mentioned he was surprised by the interest from the Milton Keynes team and did not expect to receive any approaches from Formula 1 teams.

The American has been competing in IndyCar since 2018

“When I found out about the interest it was a surprise as I didn’t think it was on anyone’s radar,” he said in a dialogue with ‘Motorsport’. Herta has conducted a private test with McLaren in the past, but still admitted the AlphaTauri call took him by surprise. “Everyone at McLaren seemed very happy with how the tests went and with their physical and mental preparation. I think that helped. But yeah, I was a bit surprised to hear about the interest from AlphaTauri” , he added.

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