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Juan-Pablo Montoya

Juan-Pablo Montoya, Barcelona, 1997. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2011. Used with permission.

Juan-Pablo Montoya, Barcelona, 1997. Copyright LAT Photographic 2011. Used with permission.

Juan Pablo Montoya, Indianapolis 500, 2017. Copyright Brian Crowe, 2017.Used with Permission

Juan Pablo Montoya, Indianapolis 500, 2017. Copyright Brian Crowe, 2017.Used with Permission

Born:

20 Sep 1975
Bogota

Nationality:

Colombia

Grands Prix:

94 (2001-2006)

F3000 starts:

22 (1997-1998)

Indy 500s:

5 (2000-2017)

Exciting racer who did really well in the US, after a hugely impressive F3000 career, before bringing his aggressive but hugely watchable style to Formula 1. Montoya never quite, despite winning, achieved the success everyone expected, and he made a surprise switch to NASCAR in 2006, with the Ganassi team, and continued until 2013. In 2014, he moved back to the Indycar Series with Penske, and he remained with the team in that series in 2016, after a successful return. However in 2017, Montoya took up a one-off Indianapolis 500 drive with Penske rather than move teams. Juan has also has been in sportscar racing, and won Daytona in 2007 and 2008 and then again in 2013. In 2015, he won the Indianapolis 500. In 2018, Montoya was a test driver for Penske and the Indycar series but also drove in the US Sportscar Championship full-time. In 2020, whilst Juan is still in sportscar racing, he is also spending more time supporting his son in his career.

Biography last updated 7 Nov 2019