MIM driver was best rookie at his IndyCar debut before being involved in an accident
Alex Palou’s long-awaited Indycar series debut ended up in disappointment, but the MIM-backed driver has reasons to be confident ahead of the second round of the championship. With virtually zero experience on oval tracks, Palou showed good pace last weekend at Fort Worth, and was consistently best rookie driver until a collision put him out of the race on lap 37.
Alex had no responsibility in the accident, though, since he could do nothing to avoid fellow rookie Rinus Veedaky’s car which bounced off the wall and across the car, eventually crashing into Palou’s #55 car. “With hindsight – said the 23-year old driver from Spain – I could have chosen to go the high line instead of staying low, but that’s easy to say now. It0s a shame, because the car was really good and I was gaining confidence with every lap”.
Alex and Dale Coyne Racing with Team Goh are now gearing up for the next race, which is scheduled for July, 4th on the road course at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway.