Juan Pablo Montoya
Columbia

Juan Pablo  Montoya

Arrow McLaren SP | Lucas Oil

6 Chevrolet
6

ON TRACK

  • Only driver to win the CART championship (1999), Indianapolis 500 (2000) and Rolex 24 At Daytona (2007), all in his first attempt.
  • Returned to Indy car racing in 2014 after six seasons competing in Formula One and seven in NASCAR.
  • Claimed his second Indianapolis 500 victory in 2015 in just his third start in the famed race.
  • One of just three drivers to win races in Indy cars, Formula One and NASCAR (Mario Andretti and Dan Gurney were the others).

OFF TRACK

  • Spends a lot of time with his family and coaches his son, Sebastian, who is a national champion kart racer.
  • Builds and flies model airplanes, also enjoys building and operating radio controlled cars and helicopters.
  • An avid bicycler and windsurfer.
  • Has a high-end watch collection.
  • Founded Formula Smiles Foundation with his wife, Connie, to improve the lives of disadvantaged children in his native Colombia.

STATS

Current Standing
Current
Standing
31
Season Race Wins
Race
Wins
0
Season Poles
NTT P1
Award
0
Season Championship Points
Points
44
Season Top 5 Finishes
Top 5s
0
Season Top 10 Finishes
Top 10s
0
Career Race Wins
Race Wins
15
Career Championships
Championships
1
Career Indy 500 Wins
Indy 500 Wins
2
Career Poles
Poles
15
Career Top 3 Finishes
Top 3s
16
Career top 5 Finishes
Top 5s
38

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TEAM INFO

The name Arrow McLaren SP marks a new chapter as two determined racing entities – McLaren Racing and Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports – join forces with the combined goal to challenge for INDYCAR championships and race wins. That ambition is shared and supported by title partner, Arrow Electronics.

Sam Schmidt set up a race team just 14 months after suffering serious injuries in a testing accident. As Sam Schmidt Motorsports, the team started out in 2001 with the aim of fighting for wins and championships. There were no shortcuts to success but step-by-step we achieved multiple victories and seven titles at the Indy Lights level.

Following the arrival of Ric Peterson as co-owner in 2013, our development continued at IndyCar level, with seven victories and a further 28 podiums registered since then.

Now we enter the next stage of the journey, as Arrow SPM joins forces with McLaren Racing to form Arrow McLaren SP.

What ties us together is a racer’s spirit and a fierce determination and will to overcome adversity in pursuit of achievement, typified by Sam’s journey and the example of a young Bruce McLaren. In the 1960s, the young New Zealander fearlessly moved from his humble home surroundings to Europe in search of racing success, and duly became the youngest grand prix winner at age 22.

At the heart of Arrow McLaren SP is a shared ambition: to race and to win. For our people, our partners, our fans and for our sport.

That common goal provides the perfect platform for our future as Arrow McLaren SP: the combination of Arrow SPM’s experience and knowledge of modern-day IndyCar racing, strengthened by McLaren Racing’s resources and drive to always move fearlessly forward with Arrow’s technology solutions.

It’s a blend that we have to have in order to achieve our common goals of wins and titles. We come with ambition and humility in equal measure, fully aware of the strength of our opposition, and with total respect for the test the IndyCar Series provides.

And while our people want to overcome those challenges on the track, we also aim to benefit our partners and the whole sport off it. It’s a journey we will embark on with our fans, bringing new ones to the series as we strive to grow not only a racing team but motorsport globally.