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Goodbye Montoya you crazy *******!! Good luck in NASCAR.

"Juan Pablo Montoya's Formula 1 career appears to be over sooner than anyone expected after McLaren announced on Tuesday morning that the Colombian will step down from his race seat with immediate effect.

The Woking team issued a statement saying that test driver Pedro de la Rosa will take Montoya’s place alongside Kimi Raikkonen starting with this weekend’s French Grand Prix.

McLaren claimed Montoya’s departure was by mutual agreement to enable him to spend time with his family at his Miami home and begin preparations for his new career in NASCAR."

Ahhh crap I though this was the International Motor Sport. Oh well, I'll get over it


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no great loss...not done much the last couple of seasons..


 
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Re: Goodbye Montoya you crazy *******!! Good luck in NASCAR.

I'm not that sad to see him go. He hasn't fulfiled his promise.

Do you guys reckon that Schumi is waiting to see if Kimi goes to Renault before signing a contract to stay at Ferrari?

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The monster has gone

I agree hasn't really done much in the last few years
pity as he was quite agressive and at least tried to overtake all be it at not the most sensible places on circuits
 
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Thought I was the only one so didn't post when I first saw this... I thought he was very overrated and hasn't shown much promise except for the occassional challenge on MS when he was winning.

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Re: Goodbye Montoya you crazy *******!! Good luck in NASCAR.

I must admit, I liked his "Oh Well" character... He seemed to tell it how it was, kinda what you see is what you get type dude.
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Re: Goodbye Montoya you crazy *******!! Good luck in NASCAR.

To be fair I don't think he's done that much recently because his cars haven't been that great.

Personally I have mixed feelings about him but it'll be interesting to see what happens at Mclaren.
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immediate effect wow. good luck monty
 
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I must admit, I liked his "Oh Well" character... He seemed to tell it how it was, kinda what you see is what you get type dude.
I kinda have to agree there he was a good enough driver this year he seemed t be let down by the car more he let himself down by crashing.
 
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And to NASCAR of all places...
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thats billy bob racing you hear !!


 
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A bit of a shame for Juan Pablo- but I think I'll miss his sister more though
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Re: Goodbye Montoya you crazy *******!! Good luck in NASCAR.

When you resign and your boss lets you go with immediate effect and not work your notice... that says something.

Oh well.. I personally won't miss him. I think people saw his wild overtaking moves and thought they were inspired rather than reckless... even if most of the time he put his car and his opponent in the barrier.

We have Sato for all that... McLaren drivers ought to just concentrate on winning races.

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To be fair I don't think he's done that much recently because his cars haven't been that great.

Personally I have mixed feelings about him but it'll be interesting to see what happens at Mclaren.
Well the good thing for McLaren is that they can experiment with their drivers. I don't think that Pedro will cut it for the remaining 8 races unless he does something spectacular at magny-cours which I doubt. They can finally give Gary Paffett a try as well as give Hamilton his first f1 test and maybe his first race towards the end of the season.
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I agree with Ralph, I think big Ron knew that JPM's heart wasn't in it, which is why they've released him. Presumably they're saving a lot on his pay. Lets face it, although Pedro de la Rosa was a good journeyman he was outclassed by Webber at Jaguar, and I believe was beaten in the Williams test. So, that fact that McLaren have released JPM probably indicates that McLaren want to cut their losses. I think its a really sad end to JPMs F1 career, he was a breath of fresh air, and on his day was spectacular. I guess those days were too few and far between. However, JPM is a race winner, Pedro de la Rosa isn't.

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I was never a fan of him myself, Hated him infact but you must agree that ok his last two seasons he hasn't done much but i will miss his crazyness myself personally. Ive found F1 a bit boring the last two season Once the first corner first lap is over its like watching paint dry.
Montoya although a fool in my opinion (Taking off your team mate isn't going to help you stay) gave F1 another possible race winner by hook or by crook. I think that mclaren hasn't helped him or Kimi last season or this. I think that this season is just a tyre manufacturer war anyway, cant understand why they are going to use the loosers tyre next year though.(about tyre temperature duability window i think).
As said in a previous thread We still have Sato except he has a team mate who is as good as him now! so double trouble,lol
I feel that any driver leaving F1 who has the ability to win a race can only be a bad thing.
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will be interesting to see how he performs in Nascar...will probably do a good job
 
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I think that this season is just a tyre manufacturer war anyway, cant understand why they are going to use the loosers tyre next year though.(about tyre temperature duability window i think).
Probably because it will slow the cars down!
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I think that it's a real shame he's going. I don't think that going to Mclaren was the right move for him - he was always going to get on Ron Dennis' nerves.

He was great to watch when he was in F3000, and he scared the daylights out of the Champ Car drivers in the US with his car control.

People keep saying how there are no characters in F1 anymore, but when one comes along they seem to get pushed out or have to leave far too soon.

It might make me pay more attention to NASCAR next year. Might.
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A pity he's going. As a transplant from CART he did way better than Michael Andretti, of whom much was also expected.
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I think that it's a real shame he's going. I don't think that going to Mclaren was the right move for him - he was always going to get on Ron Dennis' nerves.

He was great to watch when he was in F3000, and he scared the daylights out of the Champ Car drivers in the US with his car control.

People keep saying how there are no characters in F1 anymore, but when one comes along they seem to get pushed out or have to leave far too soon.

It might make me pay more attention to NASCAR next year. Might.


I'm with you all the way on this one. He may not have been the most accomplished of drivers, but he was certainly one of the most entertaining. I will miss his presence on the circuit.




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Gonna miss the Montoya actions

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvlwZRlu7zc

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Re: Goodbye Montoya you crazy *******!! Good luck in NASCAR.

i liked him , he spoke his mind and he didnt mess about, he just went for it instead of joining the cue in follow the leader. i am hoping gary paffett will get a drive instead rather than la rosa, i`m surprised he is driving at the mo, maybe paffett is struggling or they are saving him for the new season
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Off to NASCAR, where he can crash into stuff but probably still finish the race. Backwards, in a plume of smoke, perhaps, but it's better than another DNF.........
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