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Juan Pablo Montoya
Juan Pablo  Montoya
Arrow McLaren SP
86 Chevrolet Columbia
86
Juan Pablo Montoya
rank
28
Career stats
Indy Car History
Championships: 1
Astor Cup Trophy
Indy 500 Wins: 2
Borg Warner Trophy Borg Warner Trophy
Total Poles
15
Race Wins
15
Birthday
Sep 20, 1975
Website jpmontoya.com/
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Hometown
Bogota, Colombia
Residence
Miami, FL

ON TRACK

  • Only driver to win the CART championship (1999), Indianapolis 500 (2000) and Rolex 24 At Daytona (2007), all in his first attempt.
  • Returned to Indy car racing in 2014 after six seasons competing in Formula One and seven in NASCAR.
  • Claimed his second Indianapolis 500 victory in 2015 in just his third start in the famed race.
  • One of just three drivers to win races in Indy cars, Formula One and NASCAR (Mario Andretti and Dan Gurney were the others).

OFF TRACK

  • Spends a lot of time with his family and coaches his son, Sebastian, who is a national champion kart racer.
  • Builds and flies model airplanes, also enjoys building and operating radio controlled cars and helicopters.
  • An avid bicycler and windsurfer.
  • Has a high-end watch collection.
  • Founded Formula Smiles Foundation with his wife, Connie, to improve the lives of disadvantaged children in his native Colombia.

CAREER STATS

YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
2017 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 2 0 0 0 2 1 2
2016 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 16 1 0 5 10 123 13
2015 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 16 2 0 9 13 145 15
2014 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 18 1 1 8 9 167 17
2000 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 1 1 0 1 1 167 1
2000 CART 20 3 7 5 9 820 8
1999 CART 20 7 7 10 13 954 15
Total 94 15 15 38 57 2377 72

RAF = Running at Finish

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First Start
March 21, 1999 (Homestead)
First Win
April 18, 1999 (Long Beach)
First Pole
May 2, 1999 (Nazareth)

NTT IndyCar Series Highlights

  • 2016
    • Finished eighth in the Verizon IndyCar Series for Team Penske, scoring a win at St. Petersburg for the second consecutive year.
    • Recorded podium finishes at Belle Isle-1 and Sonoma.
  • 2015
    • Won his second Indianapolis 500, the 16th win in the race for car owner Roger Penske
    • Scored victory at St. Petersburg and recorded five podium finishes as he finished second in Verizon IndyCar Series standings
    • Led the championship after 15 of the 16 races
  • 2014
    • Finished fourth in Verizon IndyCar Series standings for Team Penske in his first season in Indy cars since 2000.
    • Won from pole at Pocono.
    • Finished second at Houston-1 and Milwaukee, third at Texas and led 85 laps in season finale at Auto Club before finishing fourth.
    • Led six races for total of 167 laps.
  • 2000
    • Won Indianapolis 500 for Target Chip Ganassi Racing after qualifying second.
    • Became first driver in 34 years to win the Indianapolis 500 in first start.
    • Competed in entire CART season, winning at Milwaukee, Michigan and Gateway.
  • 1999
    • Won CART championship in American motorsports series debut, driving for Target Chip Ganassi Racing.
    • Earned seven wins (Long Beach, Nazareth, Rio de Janeiro, Cleveland, Mid-Ohio, Chicago, Vancouver) on way to becoming youngest champion in CART history.
    • Won Jim Trueman Rookie of the Year honors.

Juan's Road To Indy

  • 2013
    • Raced in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for Earnhardt Ganassi Racing.
    • Finished season with four top-five finishes and eight top-10 results. Finished 21st in the series standings.
    • Won third Rolex 24 At Daytona in Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series.
  • 2012
    • Finished 22nd in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings for Earnhardt Ganassi Racing.
    • Recorded back-to-back pole positions at Pocono and Watkins Glen.
    • Competed in two Grand-Am Series races (Rolex 24 At Daytona and Brickyard Grand Prix at Indianapolis) and finished fourth in both.
  • 2011
    • Produced two top-five finishes and eight top-10 results in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition.
    • Won pole positions at Auto Club Speedway and Richmond.
    • Finished 21st in series standings.
    • Scored second-place finish in the Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona.
  • 2010
    • Led 74 of 90 laps at Watkins Glen International to score second career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory, becoming first foreign-born driver to win multiple races.
    • Won pole at New Hampshire, Indianapolis and Talladega.
    • Finished 17th in series standings with six top-five finishes and 14 top-10 results.
  • 2009
    • Became first foreign-born driver, first former Formula One driver and first Indianapolis 500 champion to qualify for NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup.
    • Won first career Cup pole position at Talladega.
    • Finished eighth in series standings with seven top-five and 18 top-10 finishes.
  • 2008
    • Became first driver to win Rolex 24 At Daytona in his first two starts.
    • Recorded two top-five finishes and three top-10 finishes in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition.
  • 2007
    • Won NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year honors and finished 20th in points with one win, three top-five finishes and six top-10 results.
    • Scored first Sprint Cup win at Sonoma.
    • Won first NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City in his seventh career start.
    • Won his first Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona in his first start.
  • 2006
    • Competed for the McLaren Mercedes team in Formula One, finishing season with two podium results.
    • Announced move to NASCAR with Ganassi Racing at U.S. Grand Prix weekend.
    • Made two ARCA starts at Talladega and Iowa, finishing second and 24th, respectively.
  • 2005
    • Joined McLaren Mercedes in Formula One and earned first win for team at Silverstone.
    • Won at Monza and Brazil.
  • 2004
    • Raced his final season with Williams BMW team, scoring a victory in season finale at Brazil.
  • 2003
    • Helped design 2003 Williams F1 chassis to better suit his driving style.
    • Recorded victories at Monaco and Germany.
    • Finished season with nine podiums and third-place finish in season standings.
  • 2002
    • Raced for Williams in Formula One.
    • Won seven pole positions and posted fastest qualifying lap in F1 history, in qualifying at Monza.
  • 2001
    • Collected first F1 win at Monza.
    • Made Formula One debut with Williams BMW.
    • Earned three pole positions and four podium finishes.
  • 1997-1998
    • Raced in Formula 3000 while also becoming Formula One test driver for Williams BMW.
    • Won 1998 Formula 3000 championship after close battle with Nick Heidfeld.
    • Became first Formula 3000 driver to lap entire field at Pau Grand Prix in 1998.
  • Early Career
    • Finished fifth in the 1996 British Formula 3 Series.
    • Competed in 1995 British Formula Vauxhall, finishing third in standings.
    • Raced in Junior World Cup Go-Karting Championship in 1990, alongside Helio Castroneves.
    • Became four-time Columbian National Karting Champion from 1981-84.
Arrow McLaren SP

The name Arrow McLaren SP marks a new chapter as two determined racing entities – McLaren Racing and Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports – join forces with the combined goal to challenge for INDYCAR championships and race wins. That ambition is shared and supported by title partner, Arrow Electronics.

Sam Schmidt set up a race team just 14 months after suffering serious injuries in a testing accident. As Sam Schmidt Motorsports, the team started out in 2001 with the aim of fighting for wins and championships. There were no shortcuts to success but step-by-step we achieved multiple victories and seven titles at the Indy Lights level.

Following the arrival of Ric Peterson as co-owner in 2013, our development continued at IndyCar level, with seven victories and a further 28 podiums registered since then.

Now we enter the next stage of the journey, as Arrow SPM joins forces with McLaren Racing to form Arrow McLaren SP.

What ties us together is a racer’s spirit and a fierce determination and will to overcome adversity in pursuit of achievement, typified by Sam’s journey and the example of a young Bruce McLaren. In the 1960s, the young New Zealander fearlessly moved from his humble home surroundings to Europe in search of racing success, and duly became the youngest grand prix winner at age 22.

At the heart of Arrow McLaren SP is a shared ambition: to race and to win. For our people, our partners, our fans and for our sport.

That common goal provides the perfect platform for our future as Arrow McLaren SP: the combination of Arrow SPM’s experience and knowledge of modern-day IndyCar racing, strengthened by McLaren Racing’s resources and drive to always move fearlessly forward with Arrow’s technology solutions.

It’s a blend that we have to have in order to achieve our common goals of wins and titles. We come with ambition and humility in equal measure, fully aware of the strength of our opposition, and with total respect for the test the IndyCar Series provides.

And while our people want to overcome those challenges on the track, we also aim to benefit our partners and the whole sport off it. It’s a journey we will embark on with our fans, bringing new ones to the series as we strive to grow not only a racing team but motorsport globally.

Team Website arrowmclarensp.com/