Spanish motorsport is about to put another pike in history thanks to Alex Palou. The Barcelona player is looking at the Long Beach circuit for a sufficient result to be proclaimed champion of the IndyCar, the prestigious American single-seater competition.
After being one of the great dominators of the season, he reaches the last race of the year with a 35-point advantage over his first pursuer, the Mexican Patrick ‘Pato’ O’Ward, and 48 about Josef Newgarden. Either one needs a victory or, at least, a second place for the Spaniard to turn the odds around: Palou is worth it with being 11th.
Although the challenge is feasible, the Spanish cannot get lost. In fact, on this same Sunday he already had a scare before the ‘warm up’: his car, number 10 of the team of Chip ganassi, had to be disassembled to solve a hydraulic leak. An incident that they fixed without major problems and that did not remove an iota of optimism and encouragement from the man who was second in the last Indianapolis 500.