Reviews Montoya in the Ferrari F2008: "It was an incredible experience"
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after he started in the formula 1 for years against Ferrari, the allowed himself Former Williams and McLaren Pilot Juan Pablo Montoya finally set to the wheel of a Boliding of Scuderia. His ride with the Ferrari F2008 in Mugello refers to the 46-year-old as "incredible experience".
The opportunity was found at Ferrari Finali Mondiali a good week ago, an annual celebration of the brand in Mugello, where Montoya piloted the Ferrari from 2008, which belongs to his DragonSpeed-Wec teammate Henrik Hedman.
The Italian edition of 'Motorsport.com' revealed the Colombian with wide grin: "My teammate this year, Henrik Hedman, has invited us to drive the car, and that was really cool. It was an incredible experience."
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"It's a car against which we have always started in Formula 1. And it's strange to come here and drive in Mugello this car." It's not much better. "
Montoya vs. Schumacher until today Legendary
Montoya, Cart Champion of 1999 and Indy-500 winners of 2000, changed in 2001 from the US into Formula 1, where he drove as a teammate of Ralf Schumacher near Williams. With a competitive FW23 and a powerful BMW engine, Montoya was one of the few drivers who could challenge Michael Schumacher in his dominant ferrari years.
You remember only his boldly overtaking maneuver against the Germans at the Grand Prix of Brazil 2001. In that year, Williams, plagued by reliability problems, no factor in the championship, but Montoya managed to get three poles and his first victory at Ferraris Heim race in Monza to achieve.
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Total seven times, Montoya won with Williams and McLaren in Formula 1 before returning to the US after the 2006 season to drive in Nascar and Indycar, where he could record another Indy 500 victory.
In the premier class he quickly became the darling of the fans around the world - and to the Nemesis for the Tifosi. But Montoya believes that his Latin American temperament and its aggressiveness were also estimated by the Italian fans, even if they did not cheer him.
Montoya looks at Monza victory back
to the question of how it felt for him to be in Italy's state enemy number one when he won the Formula 1 race in Monza in 2001, says Montoya: "You have to have everyone Beat week, understand what I mean? Especially when you came to Italy, there you always wanted to defeat them. "
"And we were always very good in Monza, so it was something very special. It was interesting, because by that I'm Colombians and Latino, so many Italians really liked me. So I think there was a lot of mixed feelings. "
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"But Ferrari is always associated with so much tradition," says Montoya, "and to rise in a Ferrari after all these years and turning a few laps, was really nice."
The urge to drive such a legendary and valuable chassis as the F2008 to the limit, but he had to resist, gives Montoya. "Every car is very different," he draws the comparison to his formula 1 cars at Williams and McLaren.
"When I left Williams, I would never have thought that the McLaren would drive so differently. In the beginning it was a big shock. It is just as difficult to drive this car because the tires are much harder than those we Hazards are. But feeling in the car is really good, you notice how well everything is constructed. "
"It's difficult, because you want to drive it really hard, but you do not want to make a mistake and damage the car of another!", Emphasizes the Colombian. "If you think about it, Ferrari has recently won a constructor championship with this car." In addition, Felipe Massa would have won the title in an unforgettable showdown in Brazil.
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