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Herta dream over as de Vries meets with Marko

Sep.19 Colton Herta's Formula 1 dream is over for now after Red Bull gave up its push to secure a mandatory super license for the American star of Indycar racing. 'We're proceeding without Herta,' Auto Bild quoted Dr Helmut Marko as confirming, amid reports the FIA refused to give the 22-year-old an exemption to F1's strict points-based license rules. 'It's a shame the FIA didn't recognise the value of an American driver in Formula 1,' the Austrian added, 'especially with three F1 races in the booming American market.' On the face of it, it's also bad news for Pierre Gasly – as Red Bull only intended to release the Frenchman from his 2023 duties at Alpha Tauri if Herta got the green...
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