Alex Palou he is within sight of becoming the first Spanish driver to win the prestigious championship of the IndyCar, the United States single-seater competition par excellence. Get to the last race of the season with 35 point advantage, but his rivals are not going to make it easy for him.
Of the three drivers with options, Palou is the one who comes out the furthest behind. In the rankings in Long Beach, Josef Newgarden achieved pole, Duck O’Ward He was 8th and the Catalan, 10th. If they end like this, there will be a Spanish party this Sunday. The session was marked by controversy, since the Mexican was penalized for not respecting yellow flags and they prevented him from entering the final batch to fight for first place. “Fuck being penalized for a very strange decision. I’m still waiting for the explanation, just like you and everyone else, but I doubt I’ll get it, “said the Arrow McLaren driver.
Palou’s starting point is enough to win the title, but he doesn’t hide his fear that something might happen. “We started right in the limit position: a little further back we would be perhaps where the craziest things happen, but I think we came out in a good position to try to get to the front,” he warned.
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Palou will be champion if …
Palou’s accounts to be a champion are relatively simple. Has to:
- Finish in the top 11, whatever O’Ward and Newgarden do.
- Finish in the top 21 if O’Ward or Newgarden win the race.
However, Palou is not going to speculate. If he can finish among the first, he will try … but without forcing. He has to do a race with a lot of head.