FIA issues statement on Herta superlicence rejection
The FIA has confirmed that it declined to issue IndyCar driver Colton Herta a Formula 1 superlicence when approached about his eligibility.
Red Bull had hoped to bring the 22-year-old American into F1 to partner Yuki Tsunoda at AlphaTauri in 2023, releasing Pierre Gasly to take the currently vacant Alpine seat.
But Herta only has 32 superlicence points, eight short of the 40-point threshold.
That’s despite him being a seven-time IndyCar race-winner and finishing third in the 2020 championship and …