Within the round-up: F1-courted IndyCar star Colton Herta commits his racing future to Andretti Autosport
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Colton Herta indicators Andretti contract extension
IndyCar race-winner and former AlphaTauri goal Colton Herta has signed a brand new four-year cope with Andretti Autosport to the top of 2027.
Herta first drove for the crew in Indy Lights in an entry co-owned by George Steinbrenner IV, and he gained six races throughout two seasons. Steinbrenner then backed Herta’s promotion to IndyCar with Harding Racing, and he grew to become the collection’ youngest ever race winner with victory on the Circuit of the Americas on simply his third begin within the collection in 2019 and aged 18.
Andretti got here onboard with the Harding entry for 2020 and propelled Herta to 3rd within the standings and one other race win. He then moved into the principle Andretti line-up, profitable three races in 2021 and one in 2022.
His contract with the crew ran to the top of 2023, however earlier this 12 months it regarded prefer it may very well be damaged as Herta joined McLaren on a Formulation 1 check contract and was then courted by AlphaTauri for a F1 race seat however was ineligible on account of FIA superlicence necessities.
Driver scores on F1 22 adjusted as soon as once more
Nicholas Latifi has gained probably the most within the newest adjustments to driver scores within the F1 22 online game. His total score has risen by two to 69 and three of his attributes – expertise, consciousness and tempo – have risen by one whereas his racecraft has risen from 72 to 75 following his points-scoring outcome on the Japanese Grand Prix.
Alpine’s Esteban Ocon has had his expertise and racecraft enhance by one, however his tempo score has fallen by one to 81 following his failure to get past Q1 in United States GP qualifying.
On the prime of the scores, Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen have every had one level knocked off their total scores. Verstappen stays the best rated driver within the recreation on 95 factors, two greater than Hamilton.
Lindsay Brewer indicators up for second USF Professional 2000 season
Social media character Lindsay Brewer will proceed her single-seater racing profession with a full season in USF Professional 2000 in 2023.
The previous touring automotive driver joined the second rung of the IndyCar assist ladder this 12 months part-time with Unique Autosport, ending eighth on her debut and coming fifteenth within the standings, and can contest the whole thing of subsequent season.
“I hope to deliver extra consideration to girls within the motorsports world, as all of us push to work collectively in a sport the place men and women can compete collectively,” mentioned Brewer. “I hope 2023 will likely be a aggressive season, as I’ve a objective of getting into IndyCar and the Indy 500 within the subsequent few years.”
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