Confidence grows as Wehrlein, Palou and Vidales prepare for races on ‘home turf’
Monaco Increase Management drivers’ racing season is in full gear as both Porsche’s Pascal Wehrlein and CGR’s Alex Palou get ready for their respective challenges this weekend. Meanwhile, MIM’s other driver, Spain’s David Vidales, continues his prep ahead of the next FIA F3 round on May 21-22 in Barcelona. Curiously, all Monaco Increase drivers will be racing on ‘home turf’ as Wehrlein’s next Formula E-prix is coming up in Berlin, while Palou will only have a short drive from his Indianapolis home to the infield circuit inside the famous Speedway, where the GMR Grand Prix is taking place this Saturday and the Indy 500 will be run two weeks later.
“We’re all looking forward to this race”, says Wehrlein. This will be a real home game and a special motivation for the whole team. The competition in Formula E is extreme, you can’t win every weekend. In Mexico, we gave a very strong performance, and even in Monaco a podium finish would’ve been possible, maybe even a win. Everything was coming together. The car felt great right up until we retired, we had the right strategy and our setup changes were good. If this is also the case in Berlin, we have an excellent chance to secure our second win of the season.”
Alex Palou is also looking forward to the double racing event in Indianapolis. Speaking with Sky Sport Italy, the reigning Indycar champion said: “I feel better prepared this year, with more experience, and we had a good start to the season, so we can target a win in Indy”. Palou also shared something personal when asked by the journalist about his choice for having a gorilla painted to his helmet as a trademark: “It’s because we have a long story with Salvatore Gandolfo, my manager, and we both love the gorilla because he’s strong and aggressive when he needs to be, as is the case with racing, but he can also have a calm attitude, and this is what I like to be. All the staff at Monaco Increase Management takes good care of me so I only have to think about being quick on track!”.
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