27/03/2023 Act. a las 10:55 CEST
McLaren’s Alex Palou was included in his Formula 1 test last year and offered several days of Barcelona filming with the 2021 MCL35, in addition to him sitting behind the wheel of the 2022 car in the free practice sessions of the USA Grand Prix.
IndyCar spurred two years ago Palou maintains his contract to compete with Chip Ganassi Racing this year, but at the same time he participates in the development of Mclaren’s work in F1 and performs the role of a support driver for the British team, in which he was back in the days. at the Woking factory, testing on the simulator and in the custom seat of this season’s MCL60 car.
“I love it, it’s the best workshop I’ve ever seen. It’s not just a workshop, it’s more than that, the McLaren Technology Center is a museum, full of history, and it’s really special, it has everything you need to improve as a driver. Racing”, described the Catalan driver in the social networks of the team.
“Everyone knows about the MTC. Before I came here, I had seen it on TV and in the movies, but to be here and see the lake and the cars and everything that is inside is really special. It is a big part of it. “The team working with mechanics and mechanics. Coming here for the first time is a special moment,” adds Law.
Palou spent only one day in the English headquarters, and in addition to several hours in the simulator he had lunch with the company’s CEO, Zak Brown, and met with the engineers: “The team is fantastic. We don’t have so many people working on the cars in IndyCare, and in the lower class of the nation we don’t have. Everyone at McLaren works at the highest level. Everyone is very professional, whether they are engineers or working in the equipment. The engineers know everything they can about each car. It creates a lot of work, which is great because you never stop and you always learn a lot,” he explains.
Palou also recalled how it was the first time in the official Formula 1 session, when he shared the FP1 in the United States Grand Prix: “I think it’s good for the team to receive information from drivers with other experiences, like me. I can. Another team about the car that another driver will give an opinion “.
“At COTA last year in the US Grand Prix, I was able to give feedback on what I felt, compared to what I was used to, and I was able to give you a different perspective on that. I think it’s good to have different drivers from different championships,” he said.