Latest Alex Palou News

IndyCar to showcase series with docudrama on The CW Network

Dec. 08, 2022 13:12 PM EST

IndyCar has landed its own “Drive to Survive” type docudrama that will showcase the buildup to next year's Indianapolis 500. The six-part “100 Days to Indy” will air on The CW Network next spring and chronicle the 100-day window ahead of the “Greatest Spectacle in...

Ganassi adds another Kiwi in Armstrong to IndyCar lineup

Dec. 02, 2022 11:54 AM EST

Marcus Armstrong was a Scott Dixon fan his entire life and when he was 8, the aspiring young racer asked his fellow New Zealander to autograph a helmet visor that he hung on his bedroom wall. Next year, Armstrong will be Dixon's teammate. Armstrong on Friday was named...

McLaren name Alex Palou reserve driver for F1 team

Dec. 01, 2022 09:26 AM EST

Alex Palou was named a Formula One reserve driver for McLaren Racing on Thursday, confirming the end of a prolonged battle for the IndyCar champion and the F1 team. The Spaniard, who won the 2021 IndyCar championship for Chip Ganassi Racing, last July said he was declining to return...

McLaren plucks away Ganassi sponsor and Kanaan for Indy 500

Nov. 01, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

The tit-for-tat war between Zak Brown and Chip Ganassi took another turn Tuesday when Arrow McLaren SP announced it had signed both a Ganassi sponsor and Tony Kanaan to drive the Indianapolis 500. Kanaan spent four seasons driving for Chip Ganassi Racing and the last two Indianapolis...

Herta signs 4-year Andretti IndyCar extension through 2027

Oct. 25, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

Colton Herta so firmly believes Andretti Autosport can return to the top of IndyCar that he announced a four-year extension Tuesday through 2027 before Roger Penske or Chip Ganassi even got a shot at signing the American. Herta's current contract with Andretti runs through next...

IndyCar's Palou left 'super happy' by F1 practice session

Oct. 21, 2022 19:47 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former IndyCar champion Alex Palou had barely started his first live grand prix session behind the wheel of a Formula One car when he declared the feel and speed of the McLaren “insane.” Moments later, Williams' Logan Sargeant was complaining of losing tire...

Palou, O'Ward to run upcoming F1 practices for McLaren

Oct. 14, 2022 08:51 AM EDT

McLaren Racing will run IndyCar stars Alex Palou and Pato O'Ward in a pair of upcoming Formula One practice sessions. McLaren said Friday that Palou, the 2021 IndyCar champion, will run next Friday's first practice session at Circuit of the Americas in Texas. The Spaniard will drive...

McLaren hires Barnhart, considering Kyle Busch for Indy 500

Sep. 22, 2022 12:16 PM EDT

The head of McLaren Racing held a town hall Thursday at its IndyCar shop to introduce new hire Brian Barnhart and quell any concerns over this week's sudden departure of the team president. Zak Brown did not give a title for Barnhart, an industry veteran who spent the past season as...

Staying Put: Palou & Rosenqvist to remain with IndyCar teams

Sep. 14, 2022 14:19 PM EDT

The messy saga surrounding Alex Palou's racing future was finally cleared up Wednesday when the Spaniard said he will return to Chip Ganassi Racing next season — and then immediately hopped into one of McLaren's cars for a Formula One test in Barcelona. McLaren, meanwhile, said...

Power wins IndyCar championship; Palou wins season finale

Sep. 11, 2022 20:19 PM EDT

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — IndyCar's intense season came to a nail-biting end in which Team Penske's superstars duked it out for the title and the future of the race winner clouded once again. Will Power beat Team Penske teammate Josef Newgarden by 16 points for the Australian to win...