Juan Pablo Montoya was born on September 20, 1975 in Bogota, Colombia
. He is a race car driver in NASCAR for Chip Ganassi Racing and a former Formula One and Indycar driver.
Biography and Career :
His mate was the younger brother of great champion Michael Schumacher
. His first great year in Formula One was 2003 when he had two victories at Monaco and in Germany and finished the third in the championship after Michael Schumacher (Ferrari) and Kimi Raikkonen
(McLaren Mercedes Benz).
His father Pablo Montoya was the one who encouraged him to become a car pilot. He started his career when he was very young at the age of six at Junior Carting Championship and soon after this he became a dominator of CART. After two years in CART, 1999 and 2000 he became a Formula One pilot at Williams BMW.
After he won Monaco GP he became the second pilot, after Graham Hill who succeeded to one two of the greatest, legendary races: the Indianapolis 500 and the Monaco Grand Prix and the 24 Hours of LeMans. After he won the latest GP in 2004 in Brasil
in 2005 left Williams BMW and signed for McLaren-Mercedes Benz and become mate with his rival Kimi Raikkonen.
In 2005 finished the fourth in the championship after he won three races: Great Britain, Italy and Brazil and also had a pole-position in Belgium
. In 2006 left the Formula One for NASCAR and McLaren replaced him with the Spanish pilot Pedro de la Rosa. In 2007 signed for Chip Ganassi's NASCAR Team
- Height: 168cm
- Nickname: Juancho or Monty
- He has a brother and two sisters.
- He is married with Connie Fraydell from 26 October 2002 and they have two children: a son Sebastian and a daughter Paulina.
- His trade mark is his helmet in three colors: yellow, blue and red like the flag of his country Colombia.
Best Results :
- 1981-1984: Karting Colombian National Champion
- 1985: National Junior Kart Championship: 2nd
- 1986-1987: Komet Category: National Champion
- 1988: Komet Category: 2nd in National Championship
- 1989: Komet Category: champion
- 1990: Kart Junior World Championship
- 1991: Kart Junior World Championship
- 1992: Colombian Formula Renault: 8 races, 4 wins, 5 poles
- 1993: GTI National Championship Tournament: 8 races, 7 wins, 7 poles
- 1994: Sudan 125 karting: champion
- Barber Saab series: 3rd, 2 wins, 2 poles
- Mexican 'N' series: 5 races, 3 wins, 4 poles
- 1995: Formula Vauxhall, UK: 3rd (Paul Stewart Racing)
- Bogoti° Six Hours: class winner
- 1996: F3, UK: 5th, 2 wins, 1 pole (Fortec)
- Marlboro Masters: 4th
- Macau GP: ret
- ITC: 16th, 1 race (Mercedes-Benz)
- Bogoti° Six Hours: winner
- 1997: F3000: 2nd, 37.5 points, 3 wins (RSM Marko)
- 1998: F3000: 1st, 65 points, 4 wins, 2 poles (Super Nova)
- 1999: CART: 1st & rookie of the year, 212 points, 7 wins, 7 poles (Ganassi)
- 2000: CART: 9th, 126 points, 3 wins, 7 poles (Ganassi)
- IRL: raced and won the Indy 500 (Ganassi)
- 2001: Formula One: 6th, 31 points, 1 win, 3 poles (Williams)
- 2002: Formula One: 3rd, 50 points, 0 wins, 7 poles (Williams)
- 2003: Formula One: 3rd, 82 points, 2 wins, 1 pole (Williams)
- 2004: Formula One: 5th, 58 points, 1 win, 0 poles (Williams)
- 2005: Formula One: 4th, 60 points, 3 wins, 2 poles (McLaren)
- 2006: Formula One: 8th, 26 points, 0 wins, 0 poles (McLaren)
- 2007: Rolex 24 at Daytona Daytona Prototype class winner and overall winner
- 2007: Nascar Busch Series: Mexico City winner
- 2007: NASCAR Nextel Cup Series: Top 5 Finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway
- 2007: NASCAR Nextel Cup Series: won Cup race at Infineon Raceway.
Juan Pablo Montoya's Dates :
Connie Fraydell (2002 - now)
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