Helmut Marko confirms Red Bull is working to place Colton Herta in F1

Helmut Marko confirms Red Bull is working to place Colton Herta in F1

Christian Horner also agrees that they are looking for the super license for the American driver

The adviser of Red Bull, Helmut Markorevealed that they were working on hiring the young American Colton’s Heartwho participates in the IndyCar for the team Andretti Autosport and they are looking to get the super license, the same one that all riders on the maximum circuit need to compete.

Currently Colton’s Heart He does not have the necessary points for the FIA ​​to grant him one, since he is in tenth position in the North American championship.

Helmut Marko He assured that they can demonstrate that the young American has the quality to obtain an exception and with this document give him a place in the team of Alpha Taurisubsidiary team of the organization.

Currently Alpha Tauriwhich is based on Faenza, Italyaccount in his training with Pierre Gasly there Yuki Tsunodabut the former is negotiating a contract with the Alpine team, which recently lost Fernando Alonso there Oscar Piastri.

“I think we can show he’s qualified for this. [súper licencia]. We’ll see. An agreement has not yet been reached, but we will try. We are Red Bullwe are brave and we hope to succeed with him,” said Helmut Marko after Dutch Grand Prixwhere Red Bull got another victory with his star Max Verstappen.

The former pilot hopes that the decision of the FIA be taken in the next few days and set the Italian Grand Prix as the deadline.

“We need to get a definitive answer first [de la FIA] and i think i should… i would say Monza“, external.

For its part. the head of Red Bull, Christian Hornermentioned that they will not post Pierre Gasly without having someone insured for the following year. “He’s a Red Bull Racing driver on loan at AlphaTauri and there are a lot of things at play right now. It’s a key thing (Colton Herta’s super license). You’re not going to release Pierre, at unless you have someone exciting to put it in that car.”

Colton herta he finished third in the championship in 2020, fifth in 2021 and is now 10th in the standings this year. Despite this situation, Mark assured that herta He has the credentials to be in a Grand Cirque racing car, especially since he assured that “it is not unreasonable. He won seven races IndyCar and it’s comparable to a Grand Prix, I think, so it would be a shame if he didn’t get a super license.”

Colton’s Heart currently has 29 of the required 40 points. The FIA has leeway in the regulations, which states that a driver with 30 points can be awarded a super license if circumstances beyond their control or force majeure prevented them from scoring 40 points.

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