Palou ‘the true deal’ says CGR’s Hull
Aside from his dad and mom and girlfriend, it’s uncertain that anybody had Chip Ganassi Racing newcomer Alex Palou penciled in because the group’s quickest driver to open the yr in Free Observe 1, and once more in qualifying for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.
However that’s exactly what the smiley 24-year-old delivered for the defending NTT IndyCar Collection champions after capturing third on the beginning grid, forward of teammates Scott Dixon in fifth and Marcus Ericsson in sixth.
The apparent caveat to insert at this level is qualifying third means nothing if the IndyCar sophomore fails to carry onto the place throughout Sunday’s race. However as the most important query mark in area among the many huge groups getting into the 2021 season, Palou eliminated any doubt that CGR made a strong alternative in hiring the previous Dale Coyne Racing with Crew Goh driver.
“We’ve had a superb winter of testing with him, and he’s been on tempo in all places,” the group’s managing director Mike Hull informed RACER. “We’ve seen what he confirmed in the present day (at Barber), and he’s working very effectively along with his engineer Julian Robertson. He’s the true deal. Individuals solely noticed what he did final yr with Dale, however earlier than that, he has a number of expertise in quick, high-power automobiles, so an Indy automotive isn’t going to faze him. I don’t know if I’m shocked by how he did for us in the present day, however I’m definitely joyful for him.”
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