IndyCar: Palou to get grid penalty for Sunday’s race

Honda HPD says it’s found an issue with the engine in the Ganassi Honda of Alex Palou‬.

The No. 10 Honda underwent an engine change overnight for his 5th power unit of the year & will take a 6-spot grid penalty ahead of Sunday’s finale.

He will start 11th after qualifying 5th for the Firestone GP of Monterey NTT IndyCar season finale.

Rule A fifth (5th) Engine is eligible to earn Engine Manufacturer points if a Full Season Entrant has completed the Full Season Entrant Engine Mileage with its first four (4) Engines. Otherwise, a fifth (5th) or more Engine does not earn Engine Manufacturer points and will be considered an Unapproved Engine change-out.

According to Rule, the penalty is a six-position starting grid penalty on road and street course events and nine positions at oval events and will be served at the series’ next event, which is the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey, today, at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.