Juan Pablo Montoya spent the second day of a two-day test for the team, and it looks like his taste has left the Colombian test driver wanting more.
Montoya is no stranger to success. The man is the 1999 CART Indy car champion, three-time Rolex 24 Champion, and two-time Indy 500 title winner. If Motorsports were a buffet, he’s the type of guy you’d do your best to restrain before getting footed with the bill from management.
Montoya doesn’t seem to care what other people think of him, however. Hell, that’s probably the key to his success. He’s recently been invited to test Risi Competizione’s Ferrari 488 during the team’s two-day test, and he’s not shy about laying his intentions out in the open – after commenting on the ride first, of course:
“It’s fun, it’s different. I only ran, probably, eight laps just to get the hang of it a little and I’m going to try to get in a little bit later.
I’ve never really run the big track here. It’s pretty bumpy. Prototypes drive more like an open-wheel car. This is very different. There’s a lot of pitch movement in the cars, it’s kind of tricky.
It’s very easy to get it wrong. It’s like, you go in one time and it’s like, ‘Oh, it turns.’ The next time you go in, it doesn’t and the next time you go in, it goes smooth. It’s very hard to be consistent.” – Juan Pablo Montoya
When asked as to whether he’d want to race for Ferrari, he had this gem of a response to offer in reply:
“If they let me, yeah. But I don’t know if they’d let me.” – Juan Pablo Montoya
I don’t know Juan, something tells me that given your track record Ferrari would have a very difficult decision on their hands regarding that. /s