Colton Herta: The Formula 1 theme is no longer relevant
He does not rule out that he will still be able to switch to Formula 1 – if a suitable opportunity presents itself
Colton Herta acquires the first house in his life, and it is located in America, because the driver from California connects his future with this country. However, he does not rule out that he will still be able to switch to Formula 1 – if a suitable opportunity presents itself.
But for now, Colton will continue to compete in IndyCar for the Andretti Autosport team, as well as in his immediate plans – tests together with the BMW M Team RLL team in preparation for the marathon "24 Hours of Daytona", which will be held in January.
Colton Herta: "It seems that there will be no opportunity to switch to F1, but I took it normally. To be honest, I was set up that I would be able to try my hand at this championship, and in the future such a chance may still appear. But IndyCar for me has never been something like a backup plan, I'm always happy to compete in this series and pilot these cars.
There is a very high level of rivalry here, so it is very interesting to race. Driving modern IndyCar cars is a pleasure, they have good power density and excellent tires, so everything is great.
As for Formula 1, it seems that this topic is no longer relevant. It may be closed altogether, at least for 2023”.
Colton Herta's name sounded both in the context of the Andretti Global project, which Michael Andretti is engaged in, and later, when Red Bull wanted to sign a contract with a 22-year-old American so that he would take the place of Pierre Gasly at AlphaTauri, but the FIA refused to make an exception for him, and he could not get a super license.
Colton Herta: "The talk about Formula 1 is already fed up, although if your name often flashes in the press, it can speed up some processes, but this is not always for the best. I don't think it has significantly affected my situation, but, of course, it's nice to know that people are interested in you. I'm not talking about the public who likes to comment on everything on the Internet, but about the professionals who make decisions in racing teams.
There were various comments on the Internet, someone criticized me, but many expressed support, and it was great. Some comments made me laugh, but actually I don't take it all too seriously, because my life is going great. I earn money by piloting racing cars, so if people write nonsense about me, it's not bad either. It's all because I have such a great job!".