Formula One team Alpine lost two drivers in two days during the 2022 summer break and are looking to recruit Red Bull’s Pierre Gasly.

 The Frenchman is under contract for another year however Christian Horner revealed in Zandvoort the team ,

would release him to Alpine if the FIA granted American driver Colton Herta his super license.

Alpine are now set to grant the American a test drive before Singapore.

The IndyCar series where Herta currently races is North America’s premier single seater racing competition ,

but because the FIA does not regulate that sport, it deems it only worthy of the level of points awarded for Formula E events.

The farcical nature of this is evident when comparing a maximum 50 minute street race in electric cars,

whose top speed of around 200mph is hardly ever reached, with IndyCar’s Indianapolis 500.

The Indy500 race is considered one of the ‘triple crown’ events in motorsport with only Graham Hill having won all three.

 The other two are The Le Mans 24 hour race and the F1 Monaco GP.

The only driver in modern times to come close to claiming all three is outgoing Alpine driver Fernando Alonso,

who needs just the Indy500 to complete the treble.

The Indy500 is a three hour race, with on average 6 pitstops covered where the average speed for the duration is close to 200mph.

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