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Chip Janassi sues Palu amid contract dispute

Chip Janassi sues Palu amid contract dispute

07/27/2022 at 19:39

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The Spanish driver criticized the team for unilaterally announcing the renewal

Some sources confirm that the current Indy Champion will sign in 2023 for McLaren

Chip Ganassi Racing Team (CGR) filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against Spanish pilot Alex Palo, title holder IndyCarAfter the storm caused by his decision to move to McLaren from next season, although his team is ready to exercise their option to extend his contract, according to American media reports.

Chip Janassi has initiated legal proceedings to defend his interests and has filed a lawsuit in Marion County Court, according to the same sources. The lawsuit comes after Ballou sharply criticized his team on July 12 for unilaterally announcing its renewal without his consent.

“Alex’s track record speaks for itself,” said team owner Chip Ganassi at the time, describing him as a “proven champion and one of the strongest drivers in the world”.

However, the Spanish driver was outraged by the publication of this statement, and soon after, he learned that he would be testing with McLaren in Formula 1.

Sources close to Balu confirmed that EFE at that time That pilot aims to make the leap to Formula 1 in 2024 and Which, for now, is focused on ending the IndyCar season in the best way possible with Ganassi. In 2023, Everything indicates that he will run for McLaren in IndyCar And he will test Formula 1 at the same time.

The next IndyCar race will take place on Saturday in Indianapolis, with the Gallagher Grand Prix, where Palou is expected to race aboard his Chip Ganassi.

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