|Álex Palou Quick Info
|5 ft 11 in
|Date of Birth
|April 1, 1997
Álex Palou is a Spanish professional racing driver who has competed in several intermediate tiers and feeder series such as the Spanish Formula 3 Championship, the GP3 Series, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, and the FIA Formula 2 Championship. He had finished as the runner-up at the 2014 Spanish Formula 3 Championship and stood 3rd at the 2014 Euroformula Open Championship, the 2017 Japanese Formula 3 Championship, and the 2019 Japanese Super Formula Championship. For the 2020 season, he had signed up with Dale Coyne Racing with Team Goh to compete in the IndyCar Series.
Álex Palou Montalbo
Sant Antoni de Vilamajor, Vallès Oriental, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
He splits his time between Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, and Austin, Texas, United States.
Professional Racing Driver
- Siblings – He has a younger sister.
He is represented by Monaco Increase Management, Motorsport Talent Management Agency, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
- 64 – Super Formula Championship
- 55 – IndyCar Series
Formula 2 Teams
Álex has raced for –
- Campos Racing (2017)
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
70 kg or 154.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Spanish descent.
- Lean physique
- Short-cropped hair
- Clean-shaven look
- Has a mole near his right eyebrow
- Affable smile
Álex has been sponsored by –
Álex Palou Facts
- Like most professional drivers, Álex too had started his career with kart racing. He started competitive kart racing in 2003, at the age of just 6. His best karting performance came in 2012 when he won the WSK Euro Series title. He had also won the Spanish Karting Championship in the KF3 class in both 2011 and 2012 and the KZ2 class in 2013.
- His open-wheel racing debut came at the 2014 Euroformula Open Championship and he impressed immediately with a 3rd-place finish. He had lost out on 2nd place by just one point to Artur Janosz.
- When he won the sprint race at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi in 2015, the very last race of the season, he became the first Spanish driver to ever win a race at the GP3 level. He won with a massive 4.4-second margin over 2nd-placed Antonio Fuoco. It was his debut season at that level.
- Although he finished 3rd in the 2019 Japanese Super Formula Championship, he was the best rookie in the field and was awarded the rookie championship title.
- He is fluent in Spanish, English, and Italian.
- He owns a coffee shop in the city of Gerona in Spain.
Featured Image by Álex Palou / Instagram