Herta says he didn’t want to be an exception or F1 entry



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Herta says he didn’t want to be an exception or F1 entry

Amid conflicting narratives on whether the FIA should reconsider its super-license rule, multiple IndyCar champion Colton Herta said that he did not want Formula One to make an exception for him. In point of fact, latest remarks from Herta, the American IndyCar driver who had been set to join Red Bull feeder AlphaTauri as early as next season, came forth as the 22-year-old has fallen eight points short of the 40 points which are required receive an FIA super-license.

An FIA super-license is required to race in Formula One. Colton Herta is the youngest racer ever to win an IndyCar championship, however, he currently stood at 10th in this year’s IndyCar championship and would unlikely to obtain the points required for a super-license this season.

On top of that, FIA also had added that they were not contemplating an overhaul of their super-license regulation.

Herta says he does not want to be exception in F1 entry

Aside from that, as the issue has triggered debates over F1 arena on whether FIA should re-think about its super-license regulation, McLaren boss Brown had recently sent shockwave across the FI grid by saying that the reigning F1 champion Verstappen who could have sealed this season’s driver’s championship title as early as by next F1 event with six races to spare, even would not be able to pass through the FIA’s super-license regulation.

Meanwhile, speaking in an interview with a press agency, Herta said, “I can understand the FIA's position. I just feel that IndyCar is underrepresented in the super-licence points structure. But from their point of view, with the current points structure, I get it. And I don't want to come in as 'an exception'”.