Colton Herta admits that he would like to join Formula 1 in the foreseeable future if he gets the chance to do it.
The IndyCar star was one of the contenders for the 2022 Alfa Romeo seat when Andretti Autosport was in talks regarding the possible takeover of the Sauber Group. However, the negotiations failed and Herta lost the opportunity.
The 21-year-old states that he wants to drive in F1, but at the same time very happy to be in IndyCar.
“I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want to do Formula 1, and I want to do a lot of stuff in my career,” Herta said.
“But it needs certain timing. Formula 1 is one of those things. If you’re 28, you’re not going to Formula 1, unfortunately. That’s just how it works. The time is right for me if I got the opportunity. I’d have to have a good think about it, but I most likely would do it because I want to run in Formula 1 at some point.
“I’m 21 years old and I can come back in five years and still run 15 years in IndyCar and be 40.
“Yeah, I definitely want to give it a crack if I get the opportunity. But definitely not disappointed at all in IndyCar. I like this series more than any series in the world, and I enjoy racing in it a lot. But yeah, there’s just a lot of stuff that I’d like to try in my racing career outside of IndyCar, also.”