Colton Herta – F1Newbie with McLaren 2021 MCL35M test

F1Newbie : Colton Herta

Colton Herta has insisted that he is capable of competing in Formula 1 as he offered an insight into his “special” couple of days out at Portimao in McLaren’s Testing of Previous Cars (TPC) programme.

IndyCar star Herta made the trip to the 2021 Portuguese Grand Prix venue this week to test the 2021-spec McLaren MCL35M. After calling F1 a “serious ambition”, the American driver was being touted by some as a potential McLaren driver of the future – and after the test, Herta was asked whether he felt he had the ability to race in Formula 1.

“Yes,” replied Herta. “You can’t say no to that question or else you wouldn’t be a professional driver. I do think I’m fast enough. Whether people agree or not, only time will tell.

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Andrew Burden

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