Alex Palou will remain at Ganassi in 2023 after the team exercised its option on the reigning IndyCar champion.
“Alex’s track record speaks for itself,” said team owner Chip Ganassi. “He’s a proven champion and one of the most formidable drivers in the world.”
Palou is yet to win a race this year but consistent points-scoring has put him fourth in the standings, within range of his team mate Marcus Ericsson who leads the championship.
“It’s a great feeling knowing I’ll be back with Chip Ganassi Racing next season,” said Palou. “The team welcomed me with open arms from day one, and I’m excited to continue working with Chip, Mike Hull, the folks on the number 10 NTT data car and everyone within the organisation.”
Palou’s contract extension is understood to bring him into line with his six-times championship-winning team mate Scott Dixon as well as Ericsson. The team is yet to confirm whether the fourth member of its full-time line-up, Jimmie Johnson, will continue with them in 2023, having made a difficult transition to the series from NASCAR last year.
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