Latest Alex Palou News

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...

Power breaks Andretti qualifying record in pursuit of title

Sep. 10, 2022 19:28 PM EDT

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Will Power broke Mario Andretti's record for poles on the day he most needed a big run. The greatest qualifier in IndyCar history is now one step closer to a second championship. Power grabbed his 68th career pole with Andretti watching from pit lane...

Dixon still in IndyCar title fight despite Indy 500 gaffe

Sep. 09, 2022 19:05 PM EDT

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Scott Dixon knows IndyCar’s tightest championship race in nearly 20 years would have probably been long decided if not for a rare gaffe by “The Iceman” in the Indianapolis 500. Dixon was the dominant car at Indianapolis in May and led 95 laps until a...

Penske's Will Power in tight title fight with no team orders

Sep. 08, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — What's 10 points worth? That's what Will Power hopes he doesn't find out while trying to close out the closest IndyCar championship fight in nearly 20 years. Power takes a 20-point lead into Sunday's season finale at Laguna Seca Raceway over six-time...