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Montoya partners up with McLaren once again

Juan Pablo Montoya will return to the cockpit of a McLaren for this year's Indianapolis 500 in May.

Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya will attempt to qualify for his seventh entry into the event this May, partnering with McLaren once again. Having raced with McLaren in F1 in 2005 and 2006, Montoya's time with the team came to an abrupt end when he walked out of the sport after the United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis. However, the relationship between Montoya and McLaren was rekindled for 2021 when the Colombian driver raced for the outfit in the Indy 500. For 2022, Montoya will once again don McLaren overalls as he will drive the No.6 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet alongside the full-time drivers Felix Rosenqvist and Patricio O'Ward. In 2021, Montoya finished in ninth place, having won the race as a rookie in 2000 and returned to win again in 2015. O'Ward finished as the highest-placed McLaren driver in fourth, while Rosenqvist was 27th and a lap down. "I'm excited to return to Indianapolis with Arrow McLaren SP and Mission, to once again compete in a race that holds a special place in my heart – the Indianapolis 500," Montoya said of the McLaren announcement. "I had a great experience with the team last year and look forward to building on the progress we made in 2021. "I think we have a real shot at competing at the front of the field and challenging for the win."

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Welcome back, @jpmontoya . pic.twitter.com/zoGs844WyY — Arrow McLaren SP (@ArrowMcLarenSP) January 11, 2022

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