AlphaTauri for sale; ultimate opportunity for Andretti and Herta'.

AlphaTauri for sale; ultimate opportunity for Andretti and Herta'.

01-09-2022 21:54 Last update: 01-09-2022 21:54

The silly season for 2023 is crazy, but the rumour mill is also going full steam ahead. The latest rumours are that AlphaTauri is for sale and that it is Michael Andretti's ultimate chance to have his own F1 team.

Mateschitz wants to keep Red Bull in Europe reports following the squabbles at Red Bull Racing and Porsche. In the wake of that story, the medium says that especially Dietrich Mateschitz, Red Bull's big boss on the European side, is in favour of the Red Bull-Porsche partnership. The 78-year-old Austrian is said to be thinking about retirement. In the event that he does not leave behind a board of directors in Europe, the entire company will fall back into the hands of his partner in Thailand.

This rumour is fuelled by claims that Red Bull's sister team, AlphaTauri, is also up for sale. With the loss of AlphaTauri, Mateschitz's legacy would disappear even faster. For F1 fans, the most important consequence of any sale of AlphaTauri is who would then buy the team. The-Race sees the sale of AlphaTauri as the ultimate opportunity for Andretti.

Ultimate opportunity for Andretti and Herta

Michael and Mario Andretti have been working on setting up their own F1 team for a long time. Ideally, they would like to put their own eleventh team on the grid, but because they are still encountering a lot of opposition from teams and the FIA, it might be a good idea to buy an existing team. The latest link to this is the arrival of American IndyCar driver Colton Herta. In the event of Andretti's arrival, he would stand a good chance of making an F1 debut.

At the moment Herta is already linked to AlphaTauri. Among other things, reports that there are rumours about a seat for the American at the team. The FIA is said to be checking his licence. According to the medium, the body is considering whether to grant the American a super licence for F1. Such activity only seems to occur if there is a real prospect of moving to F1.