Herbert to move Stateside?

Johnny Herbert may race in Champ Cars or the IRL after admitting that his days in Formula 1 are probably numbered

Herbert to move Stateside?

But Herbert, who has endured a torrid time with Jaguar this season and is tipped to be replaced by Dario Franchitti or Jenson Button next season, has implied that the decision to quit F1 may be of his own making - and not due to being unable to secure a drive for 2001.

"I want to do something I enjoy," he said in this week's Autosport magazine, adding "there are some opportunities on the other side of the Atlantic."

However, Herbert qualified this by stating that his hopes of finding an F1 seat were not entirely over. "F1 is still my dream, and I still don't feel that I've finished it off," he said.

Herbert, who is now in his 12th season of racing in F1, has expressed an interest in racing at the Indy 500. This would mean finding a one-off deal to do the race, or signing for a team that races there - either an IRL outfit or one of the few CART teams that are committed to racing there.

"A lot of people have said to me, 'Oh, those walls' and stuff like that. But it looks enjoyable," he said, before adding that CART might be his preferred option.

"I know CART more because of the people in it, and it's on the TV more. I'm looking at CART but I'd like to do Indianapolis as well.

"If that ends up being next year, then all well and good," he concluded.

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