Undoubtedly, access Formula 1 It’s never easy, but for the same country to have three representatives in the category competing at the same time is much more difficult and Spain was close to achieving that. So far, we have Fernando Alonso and Carlos Sainz representing Spain, and although they had the opportunity to add a new compatriot, he decided to turn down the offer, as he is still not ready to reach the elite of motorsport.
Chip Ganassi Racing’s Alex Ballou won his second IndyCar title last weekend and has driven previous concept cars as a reserve driver for McLaren in the world championship. The great circus. This resulted in him receiving an offer which he initially accepted but later retracted, leading to a legal battle for breach of contract. For this reason, the Spaniard admits that he is not prepared and is far from reaching the final Formula 1at the moment.
After lifting a new title in his career, the Catalan runner held a press conference to provide details about his changed behavior with the team. F1This is due to his old age and the lack of guarantees for achieving victories in this category. “I know I’m not 21 or 19 years old. I’m already 26, which is good. I’m not saying he’s old, but he’s not too young either. If an opportunity arises in the future, which is a very small possibility, I will definitely consider it.” 100%.He explained in Pebble Beach, California, during the day on Wednesday.
In the same vein, Alex Ballou made it clear that his main goal throughout his career was never to target Formula 1 To join the prestigious network of the best drivers in the world. “If you look at the interviews I gave until 2021, I said that I was not focused on Formula 1 at all. But when I had the opportunity, I had to take it,” the Spaniard continued.
Legal battle with McLaren
Palou reached an agreement this year to join the Arrow McLaren IndyCar team starting next season, but decided to reverse his initial decision and terminate the contract to continue his association with Ganassi. The situation only stopped his ambitions to reach Formula 1but it also sparked a legal battle with the Woking-based team, over breach of contract.
Although his lawyers ordered the Catalan not to comment on any issue related to the lawsuit filed by the British in the UK Supreme Court, he admitted that they were expected to act in this way. “I expected that. I mean, maybe not that way of doing things. But yeah, I was hoping there would be some movement sooner rather than later, for sure.”