Montoya: "I don't see any competition between me and Alonso for triple crown"

12-06-2020 16:29
Montoya: I don't see any competition between me and Alonso for triple crown

In the history of motorsport only one driver has managed to achieve it. The Triple Crown was only won by Graham Hill in 1972. Since then several drivers have come close, but no one has achieved it yet. Now there are two active drivers who both still have a chance to win the Triple Crown. Juan Pablo Montoya and Fernando Alonso both still have a chance to join the unique list.

Both drivers will also participate this weekend in the virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans. The race that originally should have taken place physically this weekend will now be held online. The only thing missing from Montoya's list is the 24 Hours of Le Mans and he himself indicates that virtual racing gives new energy to the will to win the triple crown. "Do I want to win the triple crown? Of course, but I don't see it as a competition", Montoya tells Autosport.

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Because Alonso also has a chance. However, the Spaniard has already won the 24h of Le Mans and is focusing mainly on the Indy 500. Montoya doesn't see any competition between him and Alonso to get the triple crown first. "I don't see it as: 'Oh I really want to win because Fernando wants to win too."

Still, Montoya is looking forward to the virtual race. "Of course the preparation is different than usual, but I'm excited to race". If Montoya ever gets the chance to participate in the physical race again, he already knows his answer. "It would be really cool to go to Le Mans to fight for victory. The 24 Hours of Le Mans is incredibly special and it's one of those races you want to compete in," Montoya concludes.

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