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Alonso supports Andretti, Herta possibly joining F1

AUSTIN, TEXAS – OCTOBER 21: Fernando Alonso of Spain and Alpine F1 Team looks on in the Paddock during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of USA at Circuit of The Americas on October 21, 2021 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Dan Istitene – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images).

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.”
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