Arrow McLaren SP confirmed on Wednesday that two time Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya will return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the team for the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 30th 2021.
Speaking about the news, Montoya said:
“I’m very excited to be joining Arrow McLaren SP for the Indianapolis 500. “I have some great history with McLaren from my F1 days and I’m looking forward to making some more at next year’s Indianapolis 500.”
Montoya raced for the McLaren Formula One team from 2005 to 2006 and speaking about today’s announcement, Arrow McLaren SP team co-owner Sam Schmidt said:
“Arrow McLaren SP is thrilled to have a driver of Juan’s caliber join the team for next year’s Indianapolis 500: “His experience will elevate the entire team, including our young, talented lineup of Pato and Felix. When you think that he’s only started the Indy 500 five times but won it twice, that’s impressive.”
McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown commented saying:
I’m delighted for Juan to rejoin the McLaren family and return to the Indianapolis 500 with Arrow McLaren SP,. “He is an intensely competitive, highly versatile driver, with deep experience at the top level of motorsport and a big following. Having him with us at the 500 next year will be great for the team and INDYCAR fans everywhere.
Montoya joins Pato O’Ward and Felix Rosenqvist at the team for the Greatest Spectacle in Racing.