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Ferrari is just afraid they'll have to actually spend money to race in F1 for once. That's a terrifying prospect to those guys...
They did struggle a bit with their engine. They're probably fearful of a competent manufacturer showing up.
The Andretti part may be true but the Herta part is unlikely if not impossible, don't believe he has enough super license points.URGENT: Michael Andretti buys Sauber and Colton Herta will be Alfa Romeo driver in 2022
But he could make up those 8 points if he does 800km of driving in the remaining free practice sessions this season. Seems unlikely, although not impossible. FIA could also fudge it so he can get it with a bit less.
Best three of four years, 32 points out of 40 required
- 2018 Indy Lights - 2nd (12pts). Low number of starters was 7 = SL points reduced by 90% = 1.2 points
- 2019 IndyCar Series - 7th = 4pts
- 2020 IndyCar Series - 3rd = 20pts
- 2021 IndyCar Series - 5th = 8pts
"Drivers may also earn points for: 1 point – Driving at least 100 km during a Free Practice session for up to 10 points."
Youngest ever race winner in Indycar (18 years) in inferior equipment. He hasn’t done a proper challenge for the title yet in his 3 years but he has won at least one race in every full season he competed in. He seems like one of the top drivers in Indycar atm although the results may not show it. He’s also a pretty good endurance racer.Is Herta any good?
To be fair the series, under its various names through the years has always been like that. In the 70s and 80s it was a cheaper option for American F1 drivers (Penske, Gurney, Andretti, Rahal, Cheever, Haas and the likes) then in the 90s it started to become a bit of a feeder series to F1 (Andretti, Villeneuve, Montoya, Da Matta, Bourdais come to mind) while also being a retirement home to ex-F1 drivers (Mansell, Blundell, Magnussen, Zanardi, Fittipaldi (both Emmo and Christian), Gugelmin, Moreno, Papis, Johansson, Danner and whoever else) and pretty much stayed that way ever since. It never truly was a standalone premier series and it never will be.
Huge if true, albeit unlikely about the driver. Would be very interesting if that part was true, might just be ballsy enough to work out.It's a done deal according to an (as I understand) very respected Brazilian journalist. I believe he is also Helio Castroneves' PR guy.
The Andretti part may be true but the Herta part is unlikely if not impossible, don't believe he has enough super license points.
Hopefully soon they get a bit less stuffy about YouTubers using race footage in their videos.F1 has been making a huge push in the US since Liberty took over. There will also be two races in the US next year, they want an American driver badly.
Bernie would never allow clips to be uploaded on youtube for free, let alone have a streaming service. A real budget cap, big regulation change, names like Andretti Autosport and Audi/Porsche joining F1 becoming a real possibility for once. It feels like F1 is starting to come out of the dark ages.
While Formula 1 exists I would argue no series could be in open wheel form, the amount of money in F1 compared to any other type of racing is just naturally going to attract the best and everyone else will get the leftovers.