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Palou denies he was second option for McLaren after Piastri

Alex Palou says his now cancelled contract signed with McLaren Racing, and which included an F1 test, did not mean that he was second choice for the team after Oscar Piastri. In July, McLaren announced that it had added Palou – IndyCar's then reigning champion – to its rostrum of drivers for 2023, but without specifying in which series the Spaniard would race. The Woking-based outfit also stated that it would hand Palou a F1 test as part of his deal. But the bombshell announcement came just hours after IndyCar outfit Chip Ganassi Racing confirmed that Palou would be running for a third season with CGR. The mish mash set up a legal battle between team and driver that was eventually...
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