The former F1 driver returns with McLaren but now in IndyCar with the young Mexican Pato O’Ward
The Colombian Juan Pablo Montoya will compete in the 2021 Indianapolis 500 at the wheel of an Arrow McLaren SP with the number 86, the same one worn by Peter Revson, author of the pole in 1971, fifty years ago.
This year, Peter Revson competed in the Indy 500 at the controls of a McLaren M16 with the number 86 and achieved the ‘pole’ unexpectedly. In the race he finished second behind Al Unser.
Fifty years later the number 86 returns to McLaren and with a two-time 500-mile champion like Juan Pablo Montoya (2000 and 2015), who will compete in the event for the sixth time. It will be on May 30 when the United States single-seater series meets on the legendary track.
In Arrow McLaren SP the Mexican driver Patricio Pato O’Ward will compete with the car number 5It will be the second season of the regio with the organization. His teammate is Felix Rosenqvist with the number 7 car.
In social networks McLaren shared the colors of the car that Montoya, a former F1 driver with Williams and McLaren – a team that did not go well and was then led by Ron Dennis – will use for the most important race in American motorsports and one of the three that make up the Triple Crown of Automovilsimo – the other two are the Monaco Grand Prix and the LeMans 24 Hours, all three won only by Graham Hill.
Juan Pablo Montoya has triumphs in Monaco and Indy and, although he has tried, he has not been able to conquer the French endurance race at the Sarthé circuit. Together with Fernando Alonso, winner in Monaco and LeMans, they are the only two active drivers who only need one competition to achieve the Triple Crown of motorsport.
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— Arrow McLaren SP (@ArrowMcLarenSP) April 5, 2021
Information from EFE was used in this report.