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Alex Palou

Alex Palou, Macau Grand Prix, 16th November 2014. Copyright Stella-Marie Thomas, 2019. Used with Permission.

Alex Palou, Macau Grand Prix, 16th November 2014. Copyright Stella-Marie Thomas, 2019. Used with Permission.

Alex Palou, Indianapolis 500, Indiana, May 2022. Copyright, Brian Crowe, 2022. Used with Permission.

Alex Palou, Indianapolis 500, Indiana, May 2022. Copyright, Brian Crowe, 2022. Used with Permission.

Born:

01 Apr 1997
Sant Antoni de Vilamajor

Nationality:

Spain

Indy 500s:

3 (2020-2022)

Indycar debutant in 2020, the series champion just one year later, who remains in the series for 2023. Palou won the WSK Euro Series karting title in 2012. He progressed through to the Euroformula Open Championship and Spanish Formula 3, winning races in both before moving up to GP3 in 2015 and 2016 with former Formula 1 driver and compatriot Adrian Campos and his lower-formulae team. In 2017, Alex moved to Japan to compete in the Japanese Formula 3 Championship, finishing third in the series with three wins. He also impressed in the World Series Formula V8 3.5 series and also made his Formula 2 debut, again for Campos. In 2018, he raced in the FIA Formula 3 Championship before a return to Japan in 2019 for both Super GT and Super Formula, finishing third in the latter series to earn his Indycar bow. In 2023, Palou is also a reserve driver for the McLaren F1 team.

Biography last updated 1 Dec 2022