Marko nonetheless hopeful of Herta Tremendous License
Pink Bull’s Motorsport advisor Helmut Marko says he nonetheless believes Colton Herta can achieve a Tremendous License and that the FIA has not rejected the request.
Herta doesn’t have the required 40 factors to obtain a Tremendous License in Components 1 however Marko needs to place the 22-year-old within the AlphaTauri subsequent 12 months instead of Pierre Gasly, permitting the Frenchman to maneuver to Alpine. Whereas Marko had hoped for a choice from the FIA by Monza, on the grid on the Italian Grand Prix he confirmed Pink Bull remains to be ready.
A part of the agreements that might result in Herta becoming a member of AlphaTauri contains McLaren releasing him from an F1 choice, and Zak Brown says he believes the FIA is trying into whether or not the Tremendous License guidelines round IndyCar drivers are honest.
“So Mohamed , the brand new president, he’s doing loads of reviewing of issues that he’s inherited and I feel the entire licensing system must be reviewed,” Brown mentioned on the IndyCar finale in Laguna Seca. “I get that the principles are what the principles are, and the principles shouldn’t be damaged. However I query whether or not simply because they’re guidelines which are in place now, that these are the right guidelines.
“Somebody of Colton’s caliber or Pato’s (O’Ward) caliber or half the sphere right here are Components 1 succesful. So nobody’s positive but the place the ruling’s going to come back down. However I feel if somebody like Colton, who has gained loads of IndyCar races, isn’t eligible for a Tremendous License then I feel we have to assessment the Tremendous License system.”
And Brown says the truth that the Tremendous License system would have blocked numerous F1 world champions from getting into the game up to now exhibits one thing wants altering.
“I feel you check out the entire thing. However actually the place IndyCar sits. In case you can win, what’s it, seven races… The principles had been written earlier than my time, so I wouldn’t need to speculate how they got here up with these guidelines.
“I don’t suppose Max Verstappen would’ve been eligible for a Tremendous License. Kimi Raikkonen wouldn’t have been eligible for a Tremendous License. So you possibly can return and, look you’ve received a pair guys which are world champions that wouldn’t have gotten their license in at the moment’s setting.
“We’ve had Colton in our automobile and he did an awesome job in two days of testing. So the man can drive a Components 1 automobile, no mistake about it.”