The story of Juan Pablo Montoya is traversed by her immense career in the Formula 1. The Colombian driver was one of the great protagonists of the first years of this millennium and earned a place in the hearts of all Latin Americans, fans of the motor world. His career with Mclaren marked a before and after in motorsport in his country.
Although Montoya had no contact with the British team since his departure in 2006, it was not on good terms. The Colombian crashed on a motorcycle, causing an injury to his shoulder. However, he alleged that the incident was while he was playing tennis. Reason why Ron Dennis He fired Montoya from McLaren that season. On that occasion it was Pedro de la Rosa who replaced him.
After 14 years without contacts between Montoya and McLaren, the path of both was found again. However, it will not be in Formula 1. This time, the Colombian will be part of the British team for the 500 Miles from Indianapolis from 2021. Montoya managed to win the historic speed test twice: 2000 and 2015.
«I am very excited to join Arrow McLaren for the Indianapolis 500. I have a great history with McLaren since my days in Formula 1 and I am looking forward to doing something more in the 500 miles of Indianapolis next year ”, commented the driver to announce his return to the most important oval in the world of motorsport.
Montoya’s history in Formula 1
The Colombian came to the team in 2001 Williams, after winning the 500 miles the previous year. He stayed with the British team until 2004, achieving three victories, the first at Monza in his debut year. Then in 2005 and 2006 he went to McLaren and took two top spots in his first season. The following year he fought with the team and left his post mid-season.
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