Kelvin Fu (Vice President, Honda Performance Development) says that Chip Ganassi Racing’s Alex Palou, driver of the No.10 The American Legion Honda, is becoming the Max Verstappen of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES after the Spaniard took a big step towards claiming his second series title at the Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sportscar course.
Palou, who started the race from fourth place, took the lead in the closing stages on lap 57 to claim his third straight victory and his fourth in five races.
Palou now has a healthy 110-point lead in the championship, and with just eight races remaining in the season, as we head into the second half of the year, he will be tough to catch.
“Alex Palou is becoming the Max Verstappen of INDYCAR! What a dominant performance today. Just a great performance by Honda and all of our teams and drivers the weekend: swept the top six in qualifying and six of the top nine at the finish. It was great to see all the Honda associates and fans in the crowd today, I hope we gave them a show to enjoy. Congratulations to Chip Ganassi Racing on a 1-2 finish and everyone at HPD for their continuing hard work. On to Toronto!”
The Spaniard is not the Max Verstappen of INDYCAR, as the series is the most competitive form of motorsports, as each weekend, at least four teams vy for wins. You have to look at what Colton Herta did in both Road America and Mid-Ohio, qualifying on the pole for both events, so no, Alex Palou is not the Max Verstappen of INDYCAR SERIES racing.