Apr 30, 2014, 5:05 PM EDT
JPM is back at it again, indicating that IndyCar racing is better and has greater parity than his old stomping grounds in F1, which he believes Mercedes will dominate for the remainder of this season.
“This has nothing to do with the rule changes in F1,” Montoya told Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport. “Formula 1 has always been very technical.
“As a driver you are so dependent on the car. Do you really think (Fernando) Alonso and (Sebastian) Vettel have forgotten how to drive? It’s just bad luck for everyone who is not in a Mercedes.
“And that’s not going to change much this year.”
Watching the recent Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai was a short and not-so-sweet experience for the 38-year-old Colombian, who quickly got bored with what he saw.
“I watched for five laps and then switched it off,” said Montoya, a winner of seven F1 races.
What made it less than exciting for him, Montoya said, was a complaint echoed by countless fans worldwide: F1 no longer has the high-revving and loud engines that fans and drivers alike both love.
Montoya, winner of the 2000 Indianapolis 500, is now in his third different motorsports series in less than a decade. After spending over five seasons in F1 before leaving well into the 2006 season, he segued to NASCAR for the following seven seasons before returning to IndyCar for 2014.
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