McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown says that Juan Pablo Montoya is one of the most naturally talented drivers the team have ever seen. The two time Indianapolis 500 winner will return to McLaren next season as he competes for Arrow McLaren SP in a third Dallara in the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on May 30.
Montoya who joins Pato O’Ward and Felix Rosenqvist and speaking to Autosport, Brown said that Arrow McLaren SP attempted to sign the Colombian for 2019 but that he was under contract to Penske at the time so it was not possible.
Montoya worked with Brown at United Autosport during the 24 Hours of LeMans. The Colombian will compete in his first IndyCar race since 2017 in May however he has yet to drive a IndyCar with the Aeroscreen however, with Arrow McLaren SP running three cars for the 500 he will get up to speed extremely quickly.
Montoya raced in Formula One for McLaren alongside Kimi Raikkonen in 2005 – 2006 where he won three races in Silverstone, Monza and Interlagos.
Montoya will be hoping that with his previous experience at the Indianapolis 500 he will be in a position to contend for his third Indianapolis 500 win.