Driver #55 Dale Coyne Racing with Team Goh
Birthdate: April 1, 1997
Residence: Austin, TX
Facebook: Alex Palou Montalbo
IndyCar Starts: 11
Best Start: 3rd (7/12/2020, Road America – Race 2)
Best Finish: 3rd (7/11/2020, Road America – Race 1)
“To be announced as a race driver for Dale Coyne Racing in INDYCAR is a dream come true. It feels like a perfect step for me after a good season in Super Formula with Honda in Japan. I had a positive experience in my first test with an Indy car at Mid-Ohio, during which the team welcomed me straight away. It is a great group of people and I already feel confident and comfortable here. I’d like to thank the whole team and Team Goh for this amazing opportunity and for believing in me. It’s great to continue a relationship that started early in 2019 together with Honda. The racing in IndyCar feels great and I feel really excited to join the most difficult single-seater series.”
· Competing in his first season in the NTT IndyCar Series with Dale Coyne Racing with Team Goh
· Was the top rookie in Japan’s Super Formula in 2019 after finishing third in the championship.
· Has also raced in GP3, GP2, World Series Formula V8, FIA F3 European Championship and Japanese F3 and European Open
· Speaks English, Spanish and Italian
· Owns a coffee shop in Gerona, Spain
OTHER RACING EXPERIENCE
2019: Finished third in Super Formula for TCS Nakajima Racing with a win in the wet at Fuji…Was series’ top rookie…Won pole at Fuji, Motegi and Suzuka-2…Set fastest lap at Suzuka-1 and Fuji…Tested an NTT INDYCAR SERIES car with Dale Coyne Racing at Mid-Ohio in July…Competed in Autobacs Super GT Japen with McLaren Customer Racing Japan with best finish of second at Autopolis…Scored pole for season finale at Suzuka.
2018: Finished seventh in FIA Formula 3 European Championship for HiTech Racing scoring seven podium finishes (three seconds – Pau-1, Spa-Francorchamps-1 and Misiano-2 and four third-place finishes)…Competed in the Macau Grand Prix for the third time in his career.
2017: Finished third in Japanese F3 for ThreeBond Racing with Drago Corse with three wins and five poles…Made six starts in the World Series Formula V8 3.5, winning at Nurburgring in his second start and finishing on the podium at Mexico City and Circuit of The Americas…Made four starts in FIA Formula 2 with best finish of eight at Jerez…Finished 11th in the Macau Grand Prix.
2016: Returned for second season in GP3 with Campos Racing, scoring a best finish of second at Silverstone…Competed in Jerez round of the Ferrari Challenge Europe Trofeo Pirelli, finishing first and second in the doubleheader.
2015: Finished 10th in GP3 for Campos Racing with a win in the season finale at Yas Marina… finished second in the Rotax US Open Senior MAX championship and third in the BNL Karting Series Senior class… Won the MAXSpeed/Mazda Road to Indy Driver Advancement Program, earning a USF2000 test at Circuit of The Americas where he was third overall and the fastest rookie.
2014: Finished third in Euroformula Open for Campos Racing with three wins and 11 podiums in 16 starts…Made three starts in BRDC Formula 4 Championship at Silverstone for Sean Walkinshaw Racing with best finish of fourth…Made debut in Macau Grand Prix.
2013: Won the Spanish Karting Championship in KZ2 Class…Competed in World and European Championships in KF Class.
2012: Won the Spanish Karting Championship in KF3 for second year in a row…Won the WSK Euro Series in KF3…Finished second in CIK-FIA European Championship in KF3… Finished second in Copa Campeones Trophy in KZ2 Class.
2011: Won the Spanish Karting Championship in KF3 and competed in European championship events.
Early career: Began racing go-karts at age 6 and won numerous Spanish championships over the next few years,