IndyCar champ Alex Palo has protested the announcement of Ganassi’s return, saying he is going to join McLaren in 2023.

Indianapolis – Winning the IndyCar Championship for the second time in a row is Alex Palo’s top priority.

His future looks very bleak after this year.

Chip Ganasi Racing announced on Tuesday that it would use a team option to keep star Spaniard next season, with Palo and Arrow McLaren SP saying they have a contract for 2023.

“I recently learned from the media that this afternoon, without my approval, Chip Ganasi Racing issued a press release announcing that I will be driving with CGR in 2023,” Palo said. wrote on twitter“Another surprise is that my certificate was not included in the CGR publication. I have not authorized or approved that quote. I recently informed CGR that, for personal reasons, I have no intention of moving on with the team later. 2022. “

This is a strange turn in a big week for the McLaren team.

Colton Herta, a young American star whose team owner Michael Andretti expects to be in a Formula One car, tested Monday and Tuesday for McLaren in Portimao, Portugal.

After this, the Ganasi team announced this.

“Alex’s track record speaks for itself,” Ganassi said in a news release. “He is a proven champion and one of the most powerful drivers in the world. We look forward to continuing to work together. “

On the one hand, at least, looking forward to living together.

He became the first Spanish player to win the IndyCar title, crowning Ganasi at number 14 in the series and emerging as a Palu star last season. This year too, Palu did not disappoint, posting four top-five finishes and seven top-10s in the first nine races.

Although he has not won a single race, Palau is fourth in the rankings, 35 points behind Indianapolis 500 champion and teammate Marcus Erickson in Sunday’s race in Toronto.

“I’m delighted to be working with Chip Ganasi Racing next season,” Palu Ganasi says in a press release. “The team welcomed me from day one and I look forward to continuing to work with Chip, (Managing Director) Mike Hull, the people at NTT Data Car No. 10 and everyone in the organization. The goals are the same. And we will continue to work hard to achieve that. “

After a while, Palu said that she has other plans.

The 25-year-old, who has finished 12 top-three in 25 races since joining CGR, is ready for a change.

“Apart from the unfortunate events this evening, I have a lot of respect for the CGR team and I look forward to completing this season together,” Palo wrote.

McLaren also issued a statement that Palau would serve as a test driver for his F1 team in addition to his full-time IndyCar duties.

If Palo changes the team, it will be the second big addition for McLaren in less than two months. Alexander Rossi, the winner of the 2016 Indy 500, announced in June that he would also be joining McLaren.

McLaren CEO Zac Brown said, “We’ve always said we want the best talent in McLaren, and it’s great to have Alex (Palo) on that list.” “Alex is an incredibly talented driver who has won every series he has competed in and I am delighted to welcome him into the McLaren family.”


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