Palou takes podium in hectic finale

Jun 14, 2021

Monaco, June 13 – MIM driver Alex Palou came out of Belle Isle Circuit – a track he had no previous experience of – with yet another podium finish and only one point short of series leadership, despite having had to serve a grid penalty in the first race of the Michigan double-header. His Chip Ganassi Racing #10 Dallara-Honda needed an engine change after Indianapolis, which forced the 24-year-old Spaniard to start from the back of the grid and eventually cross the finish line in P15. The Sunday race, however, was another story as Palou managed to qualify on second row and stayed in the Top 5 for most of the 70-lap event, which proved to be quite hectic in the final stages. Just as Palou was all over the back of Herta’s car and fighting for second, yet another safety car period put an end to his attack. As the race resumed, Alex could not fend off the pace of Pato O’Ward (who eventually went on to win the race) but did manage to pass Herta with a bold move and came very close to snatching second place away from Josef Newgarden. In the end, a very rewarding end to a difficult weekend!