Palou: Lack of F1 guarantee at my age played part in McLaren IndyCar U-turn
Chip Ganassi Racing’s Alex Palou, who recently won his second IndyCar title, had been testing previous cars as a reserve driver for McLaren’s Formula 1 team, with plans to join Arrow McLaren’s IndyCar squad next year. However, Palou decided to stay with Ganassi instead, ending his F1 ambitions. In an interview, Palou explained that his attitude towards F1 has changed since winning the championship, as he realized he still has plenty of time to pursue a career in the sport. He acknowledged the opportunity with McLaren was fantastic, but there were no guarantees of a seat, and at 26 years old, he didn’t want to wait indefinitely. Palou did not comment on the ongoing legal battle with McLaren but said he expected some form of action to be taken.