positive test for Herta and McLaren

positive test for Herta and McLaren

The recent private test that Colton Herta took part in at McLaren went very well, according to compatriot Mario Andretti.

The last American world champion named in 1978 is very enthusiastic about the idea of ​​seeing one of his partners transform into F1.

At the Portimao circuit last month, Herta was able to spend two full days driving the 2021 McLaren MCL35M.

The young driver (22), who is already the author of eight victories in IndyCar, is seen as the best hope to represent the United States in Grands Prix in the future.

Within the structure of Andretti Global that Michael Andretti, the son of Mario, is trying to establish for 2024 or in other circumstances, the future will tell.

“I had good feedback from the test he had with McLaren in Portugal, he is happy “Super Mario”. This proves that his desire to race in Formula 1 is very real: Colton has the required ability. »

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“Of course, he’s still making youthful mistakes in IndyCar, but he’s the first to know them, he adds. From experience, I have no doubts about its potential because all the ingredients are in place. »

Another American driver, however, can set him on fire: Logan Sargeant (21), protected by Williams Racing, is currently third in the FIA ​​F2 championship and a candidate for the second wheel at Grove from 2023.