Tag Archive: Juan Pablo Montoya

Dec 05

December test at Daytona to provide first glimpse of 2018 season

December test is not open to the public

The symphony of sports car sounds once again will be heard over the next two days at Daytona International Speedway with a two-day test including the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 02

Newgarden among INDYCAR drivers named for Race Of Champions

Montoya is excited to return to defend his championship

2018 Race Of Champions driversReigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden will compete for the first time in the Race Of Champions, joining fellow INDYCAR drivers Ryan Hunter-Reay, Helio Castroneves and Juan Pablo Montoya in the prestigious all-star event set for Feb. 2-3 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 09

Fernando Alonso poised for Toyota LMP1 test in Bahrain

Alonso is set to share running in the Toyota TS050 Hybrid LMP1 with rising Thomas Laurent and Mike Conway

2017-10-22_1005Fernando Alonso looks set to enjoy his first LMP1 test in Bahrain next Sunday ahead of a possible entry to the 24 Hours of Le Mans next year, with multiple outlets reporting the two-time Formula 1 world champion will feature for Toyota at next Sunday’s FIA World Endurance Championship rookie test. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 03

All-Star Appeal: Juan Pablo Montoya, Helio Castroneves preparing for 56th Rolex 24 at Daytona in Two-Day Test

Former Indianapolis 500 Champions Part of New Team Penske Sports Car Lineup

Acura on trackMontoya Aiming for 4th Rolex 24 At Daytona Championship. The inherent all-star flavor of the Rolex 24 At Daytona has become a tradition, one that will be especially well-served on Jan. 27-28 at the 56th running of the sports car endurance classic at Daytona International Speedway.

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Oct 12

Ricky Taylor, Graham Rahal & Simon Pagenaud complete Acura Team Penske IMSA lineup

Taylor will team up with Helio Castroneves in one of the team’s two full-time entries

Acura Team Penske completed its full-time sports car driver lineup, as the organization announced that recently-crowned IMSA Prototype Champion Ricky Taylor will race in the Acura ARX-05 Daytona Prototype International (DPi) program beginning in 2018.

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Sep 29

One day after the official entry list was unveiled for the 20th Anniversary Motul Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, an additional entry came in and it’s a big one

Motul Petit Le Mans Field Expands to Include Team Penske Prototype for Montoya, Castroneves, Pagenaud

Team Penske is bringing an ORECA LM P2 machine for a trio of IndyCar superstars: Juan Pablo Montoya, Helio Castroneves and Simon Pagenaud. Between the three of them, they own five Indianapolis 500 victories and two IndyCar championships. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 27

Universal kit test at Sebring focuses on brake performance

As test sessions go, it wasn’t terribly busy

Scott DixonFour cars and five drivers turned a sparse number of laps in sweltering heat today at Sebring International Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 26

Acura ARX-05 completes successful First North American Test

“Overall, it was a good test”

The Acura ARX-05 completed two days of successful testing this week at Road Atlanta, as Acura Motorsports and Team Penske began an intensive development program for the new prototype in advance of the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 17

Star Power: Team Penske, Tequila Patrón ESM Announce High-Profile Driver Signings

Highlighted by the full-time IMSA arrival of Juan Pablo Montoya

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship just landed even more star power in advance of its highly-anticipated 2018 season. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 11

Universal Aero Kit has another successful test, this time at Iowa

The veteran driver duo ran laps on Iowa Speedway

2018 Aero Kit on track at IowaFor the third time in as many weeks, Oriol Servia and Juan Pablo Montoya were all smiles after completing a test of the universal aero kit destined for all Verizon IndyCar Series entries in 2018. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 02

Universal Aero Kit passes another test, this one on road course

Developed by chassis supplier Dallara

Oriol ServiaOne thing is certain following another successful test of the new Verizon IndyCar Series universal aero kit: Any misconception of drivers not earning their keep in the cockpit will be put to rest in 2018. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 26

New Universal Aero Kit receives rave reviews in debut test

“I think it’s going to be a fast, good racer.” – Servia

Juan Pablo MontoyaIf the first day of on-track testing is any indication, the new Verizon IndyCar Series car is well on its way to making Indy car racing in 2018 even better. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 25

New Indy Car becomes real with initial test laps turned at IMS

Vision became reality for INDYCAR at 9:10 a.m. ET today on the hallowed Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval.

That’s when Juan Pablo Montoya pulled his blue Chevrolet-powered Dallara IR-12 out of pit lane and turned an installation lap.

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Mar 22

Montoya gets right back up to speed at Barber open test

“I feel like I drove the car yesterday” – Montoya

Juan Pablo MontoyaJuan Pablo Montoya stepped out of the No. 22 Team Penske Chevrolet, took off his helmet, smiled and shrugged as if to say, “Eh, no big deal.” Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 25

Montoya samples Risi Ferrari in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Sebring test

Juan Pablo Montoya joined the Risi Competizione team for the second day at Sebring

One day after IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship star Ricky Taylor sampled a Team Penske IndyCar at Homestead-Miami Speedway, a Team Penske IndyCar driver took advantage of the opportunity to drive a WeatherTech Championship car 180 miles up the road at Sebring International Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 05

Between karting and Race Of Champions, Montoya keeping busy

The offseason is no reason for Juan Pablo Montoya to stay away from a racetrack

Juan Pablo MontoyaGo-karts are keeping the Colombian busy as he works with his son Sebastian, an aspiring 11-year-old racer who has been at it for four years and has competed and defeated older drivers as far away as in Europe. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 15

Montoya comfortable with Indy 500-only decision

“To be honest with you, you can’t beat Penske.”

2015-06-14_18485 Juan Pablo Montoya had fulltime interest elsewhere but came to a simple conclusion in deciding to return to Team Penske for a one-off ride in the 2017 Indianapolis 500.

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Nov 03

Young racers to take on legends Petter Solberg, Marcus Grönholm and Kenny Bräck at ROC Factor Scandinavia

First ROC Factor event in Sweden to be held as part of Monster Jam® Stockholm

Young racers to take on legends Solberg, Grönholm and Bräck at ROC Factor ScandinaviaTwo young Swedish racers will have the chance to take on some of the biggest stars of motor sport in the ROC Factor Scandinavia Final, a featured highlight of Monster Jam at Stockholm’s Friends Arena on November 12, 2016. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 31

Sebastian Vettel tells Charlie Whiting to ‘f**k off’

Vettel loses podium for new ‘moving under braking’ offence

Sebastian Vettel 2 Mexico 2016 Sebastian Vettel tells FIA race director Charlie Whiting to “f**k off” as tensions hit boiling point at the end of the Mexican Grand Prix in the battle for third with Max Verstappen. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 06

Newgarden achieves ‘American dream’ of driving for Team Penske

Josef Newgarden described joining Team Penske as being the “American dream.”

Josef NewgardenThe greatest team in Indy car racing history officially announced that Newgarden, the 25-year-old from Tennessee, would replace Juan Pablo Montoya in the No. 2 Team Penske Chevrolet in 2017. Team president Tim Cindric also confirmed three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves would return next season to fill out the team’s four-car roster. Read the rest of this entry »


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