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Alex
Palou

Chip Ganassi Racing

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Alex Palou
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The young man Who
conquered America

As a teenager, young Alex would engage in kart racing with the likes of Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc. But instead of taking the usual path through minor Formulae to try and find a seat in Formula One, Palou went East to become a star in the prestigious Japanese Super Formula. From then, with full support from Monaco Increase Management, he entered the world of Indycar racing in North America, achieving a podium finish in his maiden season with DCR. His performance drew attention from all-winning Chip Ganassi Racing team, which offered him a contract: and Alex immediately showed that this confidence was well-placed by clinching the Championship at the end of the year, with three race wins and a hard-fought second place at the Indy 500!
A true lover of sports and fitness (although a nice plate of fried chicken is his guilty pleasure), Alex always tries to find some time to visit his family in Sant Antoni de Vilamajor, the village near Barcelona where he was born in 1997. He speaks fluent English and Italian and is at ease with the media worldwide. At MIM, he boasts a long-term friendship with Salvatore Gandolfo, who inspired him to choose his signature Gorilla logo for his racing helmet.

Alex Palou

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  • birth date:
    April 01, 1997
  • birth place:
    Sant Antoni Vilamajor, Catalunya, Spain
  • nationality:
    Spanish
  • languages:
    Spanish, English, Italian
  • height:
    175 cm
  • weight:
    67 kg
Alex Palou
Alex Palou
Alex Palou

Resumé

  • Year

    2022

    Category

    INDYCAR

    Official IndyCar Driver for Chip Ganassi Racing; 1 win (Laguna Seca); 4 podium finishes (St.Petersburg, Long Beach, Alabama, Mid-Ohio)

  • Year

    2021

    Category

    INDYCAR

    Chip Ganassi Racing: NTT IndyCar Champion 3 wins (Alabama, Road America, Portland); 2nd place finish at Indianapolis 500, GP of Monterey; 3rd place finish at Indy (road course), Detroit and Mid-Ohio

  • Year

    2020

    Category

    INDYCAR

    Official IndyCar Driver for Dale Coyne Racing with Team Goh – 1 podium finish

  • Year

    2019

    Category

    SUPERFORMULA

    Super GT for McLaren Customer Racing Japan and Super Formula for TCS Nakajima Racing. Rookie of the Year and 3rd overall in the series, 1 win, 1 pole position.

  • Year

    2018

    Category

    FORMULA 3

    Formula 3 for Hitech Bullfrog. Macau Grand Prix for B-Max Racing

  • Year

    2017

    Category

    ALL -JAPAN

    Transfer to Japan for Series All-Japan for Team Drago. Formula 2 for Campos Racing.

  • Year

    2016

    Category

    GP3

    Second year in GP3 for Campos Racing.

  • Year

    2015

    Category

    GP3

    Winner of the last race and classified 10th. GP3 for Campos Racing.

  • Year

    2014

    Category

    EUROFORMULA

    Debuting Euroformula One for Campos Racing.

  • Year

    2013

    Category

    KARTING

    Karting - KZ2 Class Champion

  • Year

    2011

    Category

    KARTING

    Karting - KF3 Class Champion

  • Year

    2006

    Category

    KARTING

    Karting - Spanish Champions of Alevin Class.

Alex Palou