Spanish Alex Palau wins surprise and Formula Indie season – inauguration of sports

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Spanish pilot पालlex palou Surprised this Sunday and won the first race of the 2021 season Formula indie In Birmingham, United States. Australian Will Powers from the Pansec team, in second place and Scott Dixon from New Zealand from Ganassi, completed the podium at the Alabama stage.

A newcomer, Palo finished a 16-year fast with no victories for the Spanish riders in the competition. The last was won in Montreal in 2005 by Otol Servia. Palo, 24 years old, makes his debut in Indy by the Gnacey team. And he already starred in his first great results and the team’s first double.

Starting in third place, the Spaniard was not affected by a mass casualty at the start of the race and maintained his position until Pato O’Reward, then the leader of the race, and another, Alexander Rossi, went into the pits for the pits. Stop. Finishing first, he opened a good advantage on the 31st lap, in front of everyone, at the point of return from his stop.

Palau finished in first place after one and two stops and was only threatened in the final interval, when he saw the advantage for rivals slightly reduced. But the race was over before power and Dixon started dreaming of victory.

The three Brazilian drivers competing in Indy this season, Helio Castronves, Tony Kanan and Pietro Fitipaldi, did not participate in this Sunday’s race.

The next stage of the competition will already be played next Sunday in St. Petersburg, on the road, again on American soil.

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