Entering Le Mans for a shot at the Triple Crown? Montoya “would think about it”


Juan Pablo Montoya has admitted that he would consider racing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans for a shot at the prestigious ‘Triple Crown of Motorsport’ if the conditions were right.

The Verizon IndyCar Series leader is a two-time winner of the Indianapolis 500, and has also won the Monaco Grand Prix, making Le Mans the only event he is missing from the Triple Crown.

Graham Hill is the only driver to have won all three races. The Briton’s first Monaco victory came in 1963 before winning at the Brickyard three years later. He then won at Le Mans in 1972.

In the modern era, drivers switching between disciplines has become increasingly uncommon, making Montoya the only active racer to have completed two of the three legs of the trifecta.

Speaking at the FIA Sport Conference in Mexico City this week, the Colombian admitted that his thoughts on Le Mans have changed in recent years, but he would only give it a shot in the right car.

“Five years ago, I couldn’t care,” Montoya said.

“Today? Maybe if I had a shot to be in the right car, I would think about it.

“But I’m so happy in IndyCar right now. I really love what I do. I love racing for Roger [Penske].”

Ahead of this weekend’s ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at the Milwaukee Mile, Montoya leads the IndyCar standings by 46 points from Penske teammate Will Power. You can read our full preview of the race here.