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In hunt for a super licence, Herta starts IndyCar season strong

In hunt for a super licence, Herta starts IndyCar season strong

3 February - 07:52 Last update: 08:45


With the FIA's announcement that registration for new Formula One teams has officially opened, an Andretti-Cadillac entry is another step closer. Team boss Michael Andretti has never made it a secret that Colton Herta should be one of the drivers. So the American driver knows what he has to do.

Herta could have been on the F1 grid this season, but he had not accumulated enough points for a super licence. A seat at AlphaTauri was given to Nyck de Vries. So, no Grands Prix, but Herta has a new season in IndyCar waiting for him. If - should Andretti-Cadillac be admitted to Formula 1 - he still wants to enter the premier class of motorsport, Herta will have to collect enough super licence points in the near future.

Good start

It is not easy to collect a lot of super licence points in IndyCar. For example, the champion earns 40 points, as many as a driver who finishes second or third in Formula 2 gets. Herta currently has 32 points, so the American needs eight more points to earn a super licence. A good season in IndyCar is definitely going to help.

In any case, his start is promising. Herta was fastest during the first test of the season, in Palm Springs (California). Kyle Kirkwood finished the test day second, ahead of Simon Pagenaud and Dutchman Rinus 'Vekaay' van Kalmthout.

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