They sure do keep playing up this F1 angle.
Indeed they do. According to Jenna Fryer's article, Palou's lawyer seems to be relying on the F1 angle to underpin their legal argument.
Two weeks ago in this thread, I speculated that Chip probably thought his contract with Palou was firm and clear, but Palou and McLaren relied on a dangled F1 test opportunity to trigger an escape clause or at least to muddy the waters. Looks like that might be correct.
Now comes arbitration, mediation, a negotiated settlement, terms of which are "confidential."
LMAO at Pato O'Ward's comments about his future teammate. Frankly, I like both O'Ward and Palou, and I wish Pato had taken the high road rather than diving into this drama scene with Denny Hamlin-esque comments.