Palou staying with Ganassi, Rosenqvist with AMSP for 2023
The saga surrounding Alex Palou and the place he’ll drive subsequent yr has come to an finish.
“Alex Palou will stay within the No. 10 automotive with Chip Ganassi Racing for the 2023 IndyCar season,” his crew confirmed. “The settlement affords him the chance to check automobiles in separate racing sequence, offered that it doesn’t instantly battle together with his IndyCar commitments. As all the time, we’ll assist Alex as he seeks a second sequence championship with the crew.”
The Spaniard added to the affirmation through his social media accounts.
“I’m excited to announce that and I’ve come to an settlement and I’ll be again within the No. 10 automotive subsequent season!” he wrote.
The information brings an finish to a standoff that started on July 12 when CGR, adopted quickly after by McLaren Racing, introduced that they had Palou beneath contract for 2023. Palou, as properly, took to social media to make crucial feedback in direction of CGR whereas expressing his want to depart for McLaren.
As RACER trailed final weekend in Monterey, the connection between Palou and McLaren Racing gave the impression to be diverging, with feedback from each events setting the stage for what has taken place with at present’s announcement. RACER understands Palou’s want for elevated compensation has been met.
In a associated transfer, McLaren has triggered its possibility for Felix Rosenqvist, who will stay within the No. 7 Arrow McLaren Chevy that McLaren CEO Zak Brown had reserved for Palou.
“I’m delighted that Felix will once more be racing with AMSP via 2023,” mentioned Brown. “He had a robust 2022 season, and I sit up for seeing what he, Alex Rossi and Pato O’Ward can do after they be a part of forces in papaya.”