F1: IndyCar champion Alex Palou to take on McLaren save job

LONDON — Spaniard Alex Palou, the 2021 IndyCar champion, will consolidate dashing in the U.S. series one year from now with a McLaren Recipe One save job where timetables permit, the group said on Thursday.

The 25-year-old partook in Friday free practice at the current year’s U.S. Great Prix in Austin and has additionally been engaged with McLaren’s driver advancement testing program.

Palou will keep on hustling for Chip Ganassi Dashing next season after a bombed endeavor to move to McLaren’s IndyCar group.

McLaren has England’s Lando Norris and Australian newbie Oscar Piastri as their 2023 Recipe One arrangement.

“I’m eager to be essential for the McLaren group as one of their save drivers in 2023. I’ve been in the driver’s seat of both the MCL35M and MCL36 and it has been an extraordinary encounter, so I can hardly sit tight for the contribution with the following year’s vehicle,” said Palou.

“I anticipate proceeding with my advancement as a driver and I value the trust McLaren have in me with this new job one year from now.”

Record Photograph: McLaren F1 Group driver Alex Palou (28) of Group Spain drives during training for the U.S. Terrific Prix at the Circuit of the Americas.
Document Photograph: McLaren F1 Group driver Alex Palou (28) of Group Spain drives during training for the U.S. Fabulous Prix at the Circuit of the Americas. Required Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports/

LONDON — Spaniard Alex Palou, the 2021 IndyCar champion, will consolidate dashing in the U.S. series one year from now with a McLaren Recipe One save job where timetables permit, the group said on Thursday.

The 25-year-old partook in Friday free practice at the current year’s U.S. Great Prix in Austin and has additionally been engaged with McLaren’s driver advancement testing program.

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Palou will keep on hustling for Chip Ganassi Dashing next season after a bombed endeavor to move to McLaren’s IndyCar group.

McLaren has England’s Lando Norris and Australian newbie Oscar Piastri as their 2023 Recipe One arrangement.

“I’m eager to be essential for the McLaren group as one of their save drivers in 2023. I’ve been in the driver’s seat of both the MCL35M and MCL36 and it has been an extraordinary encounter, so I can hardly sit tight for the contribution with the following year’s vehicle,” said Palou.

“I anticipate proceeding with my advancement as a driver and I value the trust McLaren have in me with this new job one year from now.”

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McLaren group supervisor Andreas Seidl said Palou had dazzled in Austin and different tests.

“It’s splendid to have the option to grow his job in the group and we anticipate working all the more intimately with him,” he added.

Eleven of the following year’s 24 booked F1 grands prix conflict with IndyCar, whose season begins in Florida on Walk 5 and finishes in California on Sept. 10.

McLaren this year had a consent to utilize Mercedes’ F1 hold drivers if necessary.