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Talented Mexican youngster who deserves a shot in F1 imo.
I am sure by now you know he signed with Red Bull junior program back in May.

Now there is a buzz that is growing louder about Herta getting some interest from Europe. I have a feeling
he is at least going to get a couple of tests.
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I am sure by now you know he signed with Red Bull junior program back in May.

Now there is a buzz that is growing louder about Herta getting some interest from Europe. I have a feeling
he is at least going to get a couple of tests.
I truly hope so, it should be a F1 owners priority. Why not put some $ into a feeder program to foster US drivers?
If F1 is to grow popularity in the US, the sport needs to have a contingent of talented American drivers, period.

As an aside, I am old enough to have seen the great Mario Andretti go flat out against all comers. He was a fierce competitor.
Unfortunately, his son Michael didn't have the required dedication and may have thought he could bank on the family name for allowances during his short lived Formula 1 career, and what happened to Scott Speed. Just imagine the marketing opportunities for a successful driver named Speed

To me, it was always a bit baffling to see both go on to great success in the US, after failing in F1. Was it a much needed reality check?
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I am not sure what the deal with Speed was with the Red Bull organization. If I recall he did finish 3rd overall in a prior GP 2 season so he could race. That we are sure of.
He was not put in the greatest equipment as the Red Bull cars were new. However I believe if he stayed on that side of the pond he could have gotten a ride with a better team.
Being impatient he came back to this side of the pond.

You are spot on with Michael Andretti.

I also remember Mario wining the CART championship and the F1 championship with months of each other. Possibly the only driver to have ever held both titles at the same.
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I am not sure what the deal with Speed was with the Red Bull organization. If I recall he did finish 3rd overall in a prior GP 2 season so he could race. That we are sure of.
He was not put in the greatest equipment as the Red Bull cars were new. However I believe if he stayed on that side of the pond he could have gotten a ride with a better team.
Being impatient he came back to this side of the pond.

You are spot on with Michael Andretti.

I also remember Mario wining the CART championship and the F1 championship with months of each other. Possibly the only driver to have ever held both titles at the same.
I saw Mario Andretti race the beautiful black and gold pin stripe JPS Lotus on the old Nuerburgring. Great driver, with a big heart.
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