Herta at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with BMW in the absence of F1?


After having seen his F1 debut postponed for lack of a super license, Colton Herta is returning to IndyCar in 2023 and will be at the start of the 24 Hours of Daytona.

In parallel with his involvement in IndyCar with Andretti Autosport, the young American has remained very close year after year to BMW. A loyalty that is rewarded today.

Herta will indeed compete in the 24 Hours of Daytona on one of the two M Hybrid V8s entered in the new premier category of IMSA in GTP/LMDh. And we could see him back in other long races this year.

This is not the first time that Bryan Herta’s son will drive a Bavarian car, having driven an M8 GTE to victory in the GTLM class at Daytona in 2019.

As has been the case for nearly 15 years, the Munich women engaged in North America will be hatched by the Rahal Lettermann Lanigan team, a formation against which Colton is used to crossing swords in IndyCar.

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Failing to land a steering wheel in Formula 1, Herta could be tempted by the adventure of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. BMW will land in Sarthe by 2024 at the latest. The brand will then be represented in the WEC by the Belgian team WRT.

But we can very well imagine that BMW chooses to put the small dishes in the big ones and increase its workforce of M Hybrid V8 at the start of the Le Mans meeting.

It would therefore not be excluded that Herta is on the trip, provided that it proves to be as competitive as its team-mates and that there is no conflict of dates with Le Mans. But let’s not go too fast…

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