Tag Archive: Juan Pablo Montoya

Nov 06

Brazil moves tractor after Bianchi crash

“The Bianchi accident certainly made us think”

Interlagos aerial Organisers of the Brazilian grand prix have tweaked safety measures in light of Jules Bianchi’s life-threatening Suzuka crash a month ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Schumacher stopped Ferrari move – Montoya

Juan Pablo Montoya says F1 legend Michael Schumacher blocked his potential move to Ferrari a decade ago.

Juan Pablo Montoya P1Award Pocono The Colombian, now 38 and having switched to Indycars at the end of a long stint in Nascar, was back in the formula one paddock last weekend at Monza. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 17

Power dominates IndyFest, takes points command

Turned away challenges by Tony Kanaan and teammate Juan Pablo Montoya to win by 2.7949 seconds over Montoya

Verizon IndyCar logo After earning the Verizon P1 Award for the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest, Will Power said he left some speed on the historic Milwaukee Mile.

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Apr 30

‘Bad luck’ for dominant Mercedes’ rivals – Montoya

Mercedes may now be at the front, but little has changed in formula one.

Juan Pablo Montoya - NASCAR - Talladega - 10-2010 That is the view of former driver Juan Pablo Montoya, who left the paddock half-way through the 2006 season to begin his foray in the American series Nascar. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

Company to help F1 turn up V6 volume – report

Formula one is pushing ahead with efforts to make its new V6 engines louder.

2013-02-27 - Renault Sport F1 engines (14) After decades of screaming, naturally-aspirated V12s, V10s and V8s, the markedly lower volume of this year’s energy-recovering turbo ‘power units’ was a shock. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

US base for Haas team ‘crazy’ – Montoya

Gene Haas is “crazy” to base his new formula one team in America.

Juan-Pablo Montoya - photo © IndyCar Series - Chris Owens That is the claim of Juan Pablo Montoya, a former F1 winner who subsequently set up a career in Nascar, the top stock car series where Haas already co-owns a team. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

Ferrari ‘only did well with Schumacher’ – Montoya

The missing link at Ferrari is Michael Schumacher

Juan-Pablo Montoya - photo © IndyCar Series - Chris Owens That is the claim of Juan Pablo Montoya, a rival of the great seven time world champion who currently lies seriously injured in a French hospital after a skiing fall. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 05

Hamilton needs ‘time’ to match Rosberg – boss

Hamilton refuses to criticise McLaren

2013-05-12 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Spain - Lewis Hamilton 02The only missing link as Lewis Hamilton adapts to life at Mercedes is time, team boss Ross Brawn insists. Lewis Hamilton has refused to join the list of former drivers who criticise the great McLaren team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 02

Stewart wins at Dover; Johnson denied

Stewart takes advantage of Johnson getting black-flagged on late restart

Tony Stewart - Victoire DoverA penalty to Jimmie Johnson was all Tony Stewart needed to break out of a four-month slump. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 21

New McLaren ‘adapted’ for Button’s style – Perez

Sergio Perez was quickest in Barcelona on Wednesday, but he also admitted that Jenson Button still rules the McLaren roost.

2013-02-08 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Jerez - Sergio Perez 012013-02-08 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Jerez - Sergio Perez 03Asked by Spain’s AS newspaper to rate his adaptation from Sauber to McLaren, the young Mexican answered: “From zero to ten, I would say it is a 6 or a 7.” Perez said the “management style and philosophy” of Woking based McLaren and the Swiss team Sauber is fundamentally different, adding that his experienced teammate Button has the advantage of having being involved in the development of the new MP4-28 car. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

NASCAR Acceleration Weekend 2013 previews new season

NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction, Driver Appearances, Q&As, Gen-6 Car Featured

NASCAR logoA long winter’s wait is over. NASCAR Acceleration Weekend 2013 rolls into Charlotte, N.C. Friday through Sunday signaling the beginning of the new season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 27

Chip Ganassi wins in Daytona (updated)

Hour 24: Scott Pruett makes history at Rolex 24 At Daytona
Chip Ganassi Racing Captures 51st Anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona
 

Chip Ganassi BMW-Riley no 01Rolex 24 At Daytona logoScott Pruett tied Hurley Haywood’s record with his fifth overall victory in the 51st Rolex 24 Daytona on Sunday. Juan Pablo Montoya crossed the finish line in the No. 01 TELMEX/Target Chip Ganassi Racing BMW/Riley 21.922 seconds ahead of Max Angelelli and the No. 10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette DP. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 17

Seven NASCAR Sprint Cup Champions headline NASCAR preview 2013

NASCAR Hall of Fame induction, autographs, Gen-6 Car part of season kickoff

NASCAR Hall of Fame2010-09-19-dimanche-FrancoisGobeil.zipReigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski and fellow titleholders Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth, Jeff Gordon and Bobby Labonte are among more than 60 drivers from three NASCAR national series set to participate in NASCAR Preview 2013 on Saturday, Feb. 9.

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Jan 08

NASCAR preseason thunder rolls Into Daytona

Sixth-Generation NASCAR Sprint Cup car to make debut at The World Center of Racing

2011-02-18_06472012-02-26NASCAR fans will get their first glimpse of the new sixth-generation NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars on the storied Daytona International Speedway for three days this week at Preseason Thunder, the unofficial on-track start of the 2013 NASCAR season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Nelson Piquet Jr and TAG Heuer Join Forces with their Eyes on the Prize

A new partnership with TAG Heuer Avant-Garde Eyewear

2012-10-01 - Nelson Piquet - TAG Heuer Avant-Garde Eyewear 012012-10-01 - Nelson Piquet - TAG Heuer Avant-Garde Eyewear 02Following his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) victory at Las Vegas on Saturday night, Nelson Piquet Jr is proud to announce a new partnership with TAG Heuer Avant-Garde Eyewear, which will see the celebrated Swiss brand emblazoned on Piquet’s NCWTS Chevrolet Silverado, and on his helmet strip as the Brazilian guns for victories over the remainder of the 2012 season.

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Jun 06

Two races for CTCC in Montreal

With a full field of 40 cars

CTCC logo2011-06-10_0973 Photo Grand Prix du CanadaThe most prestigious race event of the year will take place in Montreal at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve this weekend and the Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC) presented by Continental Tire will have the privilege of being a part of it. With a full field of 40 cars, the maximum allowed on the race track, CTCC is ready to put on a great show for the Montreal race fans. Read the rest of this entry »

May 13

Maldonado wins, Alonso and Vettel lead title

“Boy did we need that” – Sir Frank Williams

2012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix b 02872012-03-24 - Williams F1 - Malaysian Grand Prix - Pastor Maldonado 01F1’s astonishing season continues to live up to the hype, as a fifth driver and constructor on Sunday won the fifth grand prix of 2012.

 (Spanish Grand Prix photo album, by François Tremblay reporter for Pole Position)

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Mar 07

Montoya blasts F1 ‘joke’

Montoya admits he still watches some races, but has “very little interest” overall.

2012-02-26_00312012-02-24_0095Juan Pablo Montoya has aimed fire at formula one, blasting the look of this year’s cars and insisting he does not regret walking away.

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Feb 08

First title winner Jones not writing off Williams

Australian Jones, now 65, in 1980 won the once-great team’s first of seven drivers’ titles.

2012-02-07 - Williams F1 - FW34 launch 04Alan Jones - 10-2010Alan Jones is not ruling out a Williams resurgence in 2012, despite his former championship-winning team slumping to its worst-ever result last season. Williams has also won nine constructors’ championships, but not since 1997.  Juan Pablo Montoya won the team’s most recent victory, in 2004.

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Jan 29

Final hours of Rolex 24 heading toward DP battle

Between Shank and Ganassi Teams

Rolex 24 Hours Sunrise 2012-01-29Rolex 24 At DaytonaAfter 18 hours of racing in the 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona, the stage was set for a final, six-hour battle between the No. 60 LiveOn.com Ford/Riley from Michael Shank Racing and the No. 01 TELMEX/Target BMW/Riley from Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates for overall honors. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 29

Polesitting teams lead at halfway mark of exciting Rolex 24

Halfway through the 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona things were still trending in the direction of it being anybody’s race

Grand-Am Rolex 24 Hours Mid-RaceRolex 24 At DaytonaAt the 12-hour mark, nine different leaders had paced the field with the defending race and series champion No. 01 TELMEX BMW/Riley Daytona Prototype of Chip Ganassi Racing and its sister No. 02 Target BMW/Riley dominating large portions. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

McDowell paces practice in Martinsville (+result)

Johnson tops Chasers in only M’ville session; Edwards, Kenseth among slowest

Michael McDowell  2011-10-29NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesTalk about a day of rarities Saturday at Martinsville Speedway. The sun finally came out from behind the clouds. Michael McDowell was quickest in Happy Hour. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 13

Kyle Busch storms to first Sprint Cup pole at Watkins Glen (+result)

Andrew Ranger further back in 35th position

Kyle Bush Pole Awatd Watkins GlenAndrew Ranger inside Bully Hill Ford 32Kyle Busch showed the aces at Watkins Glen International that he has developed a mastery of the road courses, too. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 10

Vettel adds to ‘Wall of Champions’ crash legend

Vettel, 23, had set the twelfth fastest time at the time of his crash.

2011-06-09_03282011-05-20 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel 16Sebastian Vettel added to the ‘Wall of Champions’ legend on Friday by crashing at the famous final chicane in morning practice. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

Salo follows F1 drivers to NASCAR trucks

He will make his debut in the formative Truck series in July

2011-05-07 - HRT F1 Team - Turkey - Mika Salo - Vitantonio Liuzzi 012011-02-18_0712Mika Salo is reportedly following the likes of Juan Pablo Montoya, Nelsinho Piquet and Kimi Raikkonen in moving to the world of NASCAR racing. Finn Salo, the former Ferrari and Toyota driver, almost made the NASCAR switch a couple of years ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 22

Ferrari drivers highest earners in Brazil, Spain – report

Ferrari’s F1 drivers are the highest-earning sportsmen in their respective countries, a new report has found.

2011-04-16 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - China - Felipe Massa 002011-04-16 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - China - Felipe Massa 03The full analysis by ESPN The Magazine, showing 182 countries and their top-earning athletes, will be published on May 2. Felipe Massa is Brazil’s representative, with his annual retainer excluding sponsorships and bonuses listed as US $17,052,632. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 30

Raikkonen to combine rally with NASCAR in 2011

Raikkonen’s former McLaren teammate Juan Pablo Montoya switched to NASCAR in 2006.

Kimi Räikkönen  2011-03-01Kimi Raikkonen 20101114As the second F1 season without him kicks off, Kimi Raikkonen has revealed plans to branch into NASCAR racing this year. Finland’s Turun Sanomat newspaper said the 2007 world champion will combine his world rally championship foray in 2011 with America’s premier motor racing category. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 17

Lowndes to drive Button’s McLaren at Bathurst

He said he is confident he can break his lap record.

2011-02-13 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Jerez - Jenson Button 032011-02-13 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Jerez - Jenson Button 02A modern formula one car could pose a threat to the new fastest-ever lap at the fabled Mount Panorama circuit, otherwise known as Bathurst west of Sydney. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Scott Pruett wins the Rolex 24 At Daytona (+result)

Chip Ganassi goes One-Two on the podium with Pruett and Dixon

Scott Pruett VIR 20100425Scott Pruett  Memo Rojas podium Barber 20100410For the fourth time Scott Pruett wins the 24 hours race… Ganassi Racing finished first and second in the 2011 24 Hours of Daytona. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

HRT engineer returns to Williams

A prominent race engineer has returned to Williams for the 2011 season.

2010-11-13 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Bruno Senna 062010-08-01 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Bruno Senna 03Spaniard Xevi Pujolar switched from the famous British team to the new Spanish outfit HRT last year. Read the rest of this entry »

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