Alex Palou stated on Twitter that he is Speechless in his announcement that he will be racing in the NTT IndyCar Series in 2020 with Dale Coyne Racing with Team GOH. From the initial reaction from online, he is not the only one.
Alex is coming off a season in Japanese Super Formula where he was rookie of the year and earned a victory and a league high 3 pole positions. He placed third overall in the championship.
His connection with Team Goh comes from piloting their McLaren 720S GT# car this last season.
“I’m very excited about coming to America to race Indy cars,” commented the 22-year-old driver. “I’m grateful for all that have helped me get to this point of my career and especially Dale Coyne and Mr. Kazumichi Goh for giving me this opportunity.”Alex Palou
Palou will join an already strong rookie class in 2020.
No announcement was made by Dale Coyne Racing regarding the status of Santino Ferrucci, last years Indy 500 rookie of the year. A release by the team stated that “Dale Coyne Racing will have further details on its complete 2020 program at the beginning of the new year. “
The release included more about Palou’s background.
Prior to his season in the highly competitive Super Formula championship, the Spaniard raced in the Japan Formula 3 Championship, finishing third in the year-end standings on the strength of three wins and five pole positions. Before his time in Japan, Palou became the first Spanish racing driver to win a GP3 race when he took the victory at the final round of his debut season in 2015 with Campos Racing.
Palou made the jump from racing karts to cars in 2014 and placed third in the Euroformula Open Championship and second in the Spanish Formula 3 Championship before his move to GP3 where he spent the next two seasons.