Fernando Alonso thinks that Andretti Autosport and Colton Herta will be welcomed the Formula 1 paddock.
Why it matters: Andretti Autosport looks to acquire Sauber Group, with its IndyCar driver Herta arising as a contender for the vacant seat at Alfa Romeo Racing.
- Alonso praises Herta’s skills and emphasizes his accomplishments.
- At the same time, the Alpine driver assumes that F1 might not be Herta’s goal.
What he had to say:
- “I think he is a very good driver, very talented, very young. I think he is the youngest IndyCar race winner. I think [he] has a very good organization with Andretti, it will be a good fit for Formula 1 for sure.”
- “I don’t know what Colton has in his head at the moment because I’m sure that he’s happy with IndyCar or the same as Alex Palou that won the [IndyCar] championship this year. He’s really committed to the US racing and enjoys racing here in the States.”
- “Sometimes there is not only one target, Formula 1. Motorsport is much more than Formula 1 even if, here inside this bubble, there are some people feel that this is the top top top, which is probably the top but there are other super categories.”