• Montoya's opinion on 'new things'

    From ncrdbl1@21:1/5 to All on Wed Jan 31 06:13:08 2018
    On Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 10:28:31 AM UTC-6, a425couple wrote:
    Fernando Alonso one step behind in triple crown challenge claims Juan
    Pablo Montoya

    Former Williams and McLaren driver Juan Pablo Montoya has been keen to
    point out his former F1 rival Fernando Alonso is still one step behind
    him in securing motorsports prestigious 'triple crown'.

    The Monaco Grand Prix, Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans are
    the three events that make up the 'triple crown', with Graham Hill being
    the only driver in history to have won all three.

    Speaking ahead of the 2018 Daytona 24 hours, Montoya spoke about how he admired the Spaniard's ambition: "He certainly has the ability to
    achieve it, but it's not easy,"

    Alonso impressed during his first oval outing at Indianapolis last year, running competitively before retiring due to an engine failure, and will compete at this weekend's Daytona 24 Hours, with a view to making his Le
    Mans debut later in 2018.

    During the Colombian's career, he won the Monaco Grand Prix (in 2003)
    and claimed two victories at the Indy 500, in 2000 and 2015 respectively.

    Montoya has yet to attempt the Le Mans 24 Hours, though tested Porsche's
    919 at the 2015 rookie gathering in Bahrain, though has remained open to
    the possibility of competing at the Le Sarthe circuit should the right opportunity arise.

    "The truth is that I am closer than him. For me, I don't know about Le
    Mans," he added. "We will have to see what happens with the Le Mans regulations and if there is any chance that Penske can do it in the
    future. I think it would be quite fun to try."

    "I think we are two drivers who are not afraid to try new things. I
    don't see any other F1 drivers trying to do that. When you're young and
    in Formula 1, you believe there is nothing beyond that."

    https://www.motorsportweek.com/news/id/16707

    "motorsports prestigious 'triple crown'." Sorry but in the US the prestigious motorsports triple crown is Daytona 500, Indy 500 and Daytona 24 Hours. And only won driver has won all three of those along with Lemans. A J Foyt Jr.

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  • From ncrdbl1@21:1/5 to All on Wed Jan 31 06:14:22 2018
    On Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 8:13:09 AM UTC-6, ncrdbl1 wrote:
    On Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 10:28:31 AM UTC-6, a425couple wrote:
    Fernando Alonso one step behind in triple crown challenge claims Juan
    Pablo Montoya

    Former Williams and McLaren driver Juan Pablo Montoya has been keen to point out his former F1 rival Fernando Alonso is still one step behind
    him in securing motorsports prestigious 'triple crown'.

    The Monaco Grand Prix, Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans are
    the three events that make up the 'triple crown', with Graham Hill being the only driver in history to have won all three.

    Speaking ahead of the 2018 Daytona 24 hours, Montoya spoke about how he admired the Spaniard's ambition: "He certainly has the ability to
    achieve it, but it's not easy,"

    Alonso impressed during his first oval outing at Indianapolis last year, running competitively before retiring due to an engine failure, and will compete at this weekend's Daytona 24 Hours, with a view to making his Le Mans debut later in 2018.

    During the Colombian's career, he won the Monaco Grand Prix (in 2003)
    and claimed two victories at the Indy 500, in 2000 and 2015 respectively.

    Montoya has yet to attempt the Le Mans 24 Hours, though tested Porsche's 919 at the 2015 rookie gathering in Bahrain, though has remained open to the possibility of competing at the Le Sarthe circuit should the right opportunity arise.

    "The truth is that I am closer than him. For me, I don't know about Le Mans," he added. "We will have to see what happens with the Le Mans regulations and if there is any chance that Penske can do it in the
    future. I think it would be quite fun to try."

    "I think we are two drivers who are not afraid to try new things. I
    don't see any other F1 drivers trying to do that. When you're young and
    in Formula 1, you believe there is nothing beyond that."

    https://www.motorsportweek.com/news/id/16707


    "motorsports prestigious 'triple crown'." Sorry but in the US the prestigious motorsports triple crown is Daytona 500, Indy 500 and Daytona 24 Hours. And only one driver has won all three of those along with Lemans. A J Foyt Jr.

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