No Herta, but possibly another American at Andretti-Cadillac

Andretti-Cadillac is waiting for a decision from Formula 1 about their potential entry into the grid, and they are continuing to work on building their team and considering intended drivers, such as Colton Herta and Kyle Kirkwood, for their F1 team.


‣ Andretti-Cadillac is awaiting a decision from F1, which may take until mid-2024.
‣ Colton Herta is intended to be one of the F1 team’s drivers, but may not have enough points for a Super Licence.
‣ Kyle Kirkwood, another driver for Andretti, is seen as having a bright future.
‣ Michael Andretti wants to keep all options open regarding the driver lineup for the team.

Rumors about Andretti-Cadillac’s potential entry to the Formula 1 grid continue to circulate, with Michael Andretti’s team awaiting a decision from F1, which could take until mid-2024. According to reports, the team is working on building its lineup, and intended drivers are a topic of discussion. One of the team’s intended drivers is Colton Herta, who currently competes in IndyCar on behalf of Andretti. Herta was in line to drive for AlphaTauri in F1, but the move fell through due to his lack of a Super Licence, making it questionable whether Herta will secure enough points for one.

Despite Herta ranking 10th in the final standings last season, one place better than his teammate Kyle Kirkwood, it is uncertain whether he and Kirkwood, who also lacks a Super Licence, will be able to secure spots as F1 drivers. Mario Andretti, Michael’s father, suggested that all options should be kept open during an interview with GPblog, expressing the importance of evaluating the potential lineup and allowing drivers to earn their way. He mentioned the notion of allowing drivers to earn their positions and indicated that Kirkwood is currently an interesting driver at the moment. Ultimately, Michael Andretti will make the final decision regarding the driver lineup. So, the team is in the process of evaluating the potential drivers.

As the F1 community eagerly awaits the decision regarding Andretti-Cadillac, uncertainties around the team’s intended lineup continue to fuel discussions. With drivers like Colton Herta and Kyle Kirkwood under consideration, it remains to be seen how everything will unfold.”

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
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