Alexander Rossi, the most-recent American F1 driver who had raced in Formula One back in the 2015s, had sharply scolded the FIA’s super-license system which is required to drive in Formula One adding Herta is paying the prices for FIA’s greed.
In point of fact, latest remarks from Rossi came forth as Herta, a winner of seven IndyCar events, would likely to miss out the next season as he still lacks eight super-license points which are required to race in F1.
Out of 40, Colton Herta’s points stood at 32, while FIA also had stated that they would not make any changes to their current super-license regulation for the American racer, eventually drawing in a deluge of criticisms.
Rossi said Herta pays the price for FIA’s greed
If truth is to be spoken, Herta was expected to grab a seat at AlphaTauri, as Gasly has been leaving for Alpine following Piastri contract drama, nonetheless, the seven-time IndyCar winner still lacks eight super-license points which are required to make a shift into F1 arena.
Meanwhile, echoing voices with McLaren F1 boss Brown alongside many F1 officials over an alteration in FIA’s super-license system, Rossi hit out at FIA in an interview with a press agency saying, “he whole premise of it was to stop people from buying their way into F1 and allowing talent to be the motivating factor.
That's great. We all agree Colton has the talent and capability to be in F1. That's also great and he should get that opportunity if it's offered to him. Period. Motorsport still remains as the most high profile sport in the world where money can outweigh talent.
What is disappointing and in my opinion, the fundamental problem, is that the sporting element so often took a backseat to the business side that there had to be a method put in place in order for certain teams to stop taking drivers solely based on their financial backing.
Ultimately these past decisions, whether out of greed or necessity, is what cost Colton the opportunity to make the decision for himself as to if he wanted to alter career paths and race in F1. Not points on a license”.