McLaren signs the 2021 IndyCar champion for his team. The Spaniard Álex Palou you will have your first opportunity to start in the formula 1 with his new contract with the British team from 2023. The signing is made in two prisms, the first with a view to his dominance in the competition of the IndyCarwithout neglecting the McLaren F1 test program with the MCL35M F1 2021.
Palouin this way, will begin to gain experience in the world of formula 1 in view of having an opportunity in the medium term in the Great Circus. Within the test program MclarenF1the British team also has other promising drivers such as Pato O’Ward and Colton Herta.
The Spanish driver will have to reconcile “his racing duties next year” with McLarenand fuels the controversy every time Chip Ganassi He had automatically renewed him for two more seasons for his team. “We have always said that we want the best talent at McLaren and it is exciting to be able to include Álex Palou on that list. Alex is an incredibly talented driver who has won in every series he has raced in, and I am happy to welcome him to the McLaren family,” said Zak Brown, CEO of McLaren. McLarenin the statement that formalizes the hiring of Palou by the British.
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Our full driver line-up across all racing series will be confirmed in due course.
— McLaren (@McLarenF1) July 12, 2022
alexmeanwhile, issued his first words as the new pilot of McLaren: «I want to show what I can do in Formula 1 and see what doors can be opened. I am extremely excited to join the roster of drivers for such an iconic team as McLaren. I am excited to be able to show what I can do behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car and see what doors can be opened. I want to thank everyone at Chip Ganassi Racing for everything they have done for me », explained the 25-year-old driver, making clear his decision to compete for McLaren.