That of Colton Herta is the last name in order of time to have been approached to the Alfa Romeo seat for the 2022 season. Compared to the possible landings of Zhou, Piastri or even the stay of our Antonio Giovinazzi, the figure of the American inevitably arouses a fascination different. First of all, his eventual arrival in the Circus is linked to the entry into the property of the Alfa Romeo team Andretti family, which would take over the management of the team from Sauber. Then there would be the curiosity to return to see a young and talented driver, coming from the USA and the IndyCar context, challenge his ‘European’ training colleagues. The overseas world is always portrayed as a world far from F1, but the dream of landing in the most important championship in the world affects everyone.
Pato O’Ward, a Mexican talent who races in the United States for McLaren, will drive the F1 team from Woking in the December tests in Abu Dhabi. The occasion represents the reward for his first IndyCar win, which took place in Texas this year. The Monterrey native was in England recently to have the team set up the seat and, interviewed by Reuters, he did not hide his fondness for F1. “Formula 1. That’s where this dream begins – explained O’Ward – anyone who tells you he hasn’t started [a sognare] that’s lying, because, guys, it’s F1. It is what you look at when you are a child. This is where my passion for motorsports began, with this car below – the 2008 car“, He then added, referring to the car with which Lewis Hamilton won the first title of his career.
– Pato O’Ward (@PatricioOWard) October 16, 2021
Commenting on Herta’s possible arrival in Alfa Romeo, O’Ward encouraged his colleague to think about it very well. “If he (Herta) leaves and goes to Formula 1 – has explained – he would leave a car that can win the 500 miles and the IndyCar championship. But the F1 opportunity comes once in a lifetime. Sometimes it never comes. You can’t choose when to pick it up. I won’t believe it until it really happens. But from the sound, it could very well happen“, He concluded.
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