Spanish racing driver Alex Palou had the chance to secure a Formula 1 seat based on his achievements in IndyCar, but he made a career decision that has permanently closed that door. Despite being a successful IndyCar champion and a skilled driver, Palou opted to leave McLaren and join Chip Ganassi’s team instead. McLaren has filed a lawsuit against Palou for $20 million, but he is not overly concerned about the legal consequences. What truly worries him is the fact that his chances of racing in Formula 1 have now become extremely slim. Palou had the opportunity to test McLaren’s F1 cars and participate in Practice One at COTA last year. However, there was no guarantee that he would be given a car to race. While Palou has not completely given up on his F1 dream, he acknowledges that the odds are stacked against him due to his age. According to his contract, Palou still has the option to drive a McLaren F1 car, but it remains uncertain whether he will fulfill that obligation.