IndyCar’s Colton Herta said he never wanted the FIA ​​to break its own rules to allow him to race in Formula One next year.

It is unlikely that the American will receive an exemption from the super license to allow him to move to the Red Bull AlphaTauri youth team next season.

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Hertha is short of the 40 points required to race in F1 and will not score enough points in IndyCar this year to finish above the threshold as he sits 10th in the championship.

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The issue has sparked a lot of controversy in recent weeks, but the FIA ​​has said it won’t set a precedent by changing its rules to help one driver.

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“I understand the FIA’s position,” Hertha told Motorsport.com. “I just feel like IndyCar is underrepresented in the super license points structure.

“But from their point of view, with the current points structure, I understand. And I don’t want to act as an “exception”.

Had Gerta been granted an exemption, the move would have allowed Pierre Gasly to sign with Alpine, although AlphaTauri could still complete that deal if it could sign Dutch rider Nick de Vries to replace the French rider.

Each practice session with F1 teams costs one Super License point, which could be an option for the Californian if he wants to add points this year.

Earlier this year, Hertha tested a F1 car with McLaren and praised Zach Brown’s company for helping out.

“Zach Brown said that he would be interested in driving me in FP1, but he wouldn’t want to put me in McLaren if I had a contract with AlphaTauri: it’s like going against your team!

“I appreciate all the effort Zach put in for me – he was great for me. There was a lot on the news, but he was completely transparent to me all the time and it was great to work with him.”

Herta added: “I think you could have done something like [Asian Regional Formula]but I feel like I don’t need to race in the feeder series after being a professional racer for four years. So I didn’t fully consider it.”