Montoya plays down NASCAR rival's F1 ...

Montoya plays down NASCAR rival's F1 test

There are 15 comments on the en.f1-live.com story from May 19, 2008, titled Montoya plays down NASCAR rival's F1 test. In it, en.f1-live.com reports that:

Former Grand Prix winner turned NASCAR driver Juan Pablo Montoya has warned his American rival Kyle Busch about getting too excited about a forthcoming opportunity to test a Formula One car.

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Since: Aug 07

Morris, IL

#1 May 19, 2008
That's cool Jeff did well. I think if you can't go to an elite team why go there anyways? Juan said they're snots and he's much happier in Nascar.

“I only know I know nothing”

Since: Jun 07

Ottawa

#2 May 19, 2008
Juan did sod all in F1, of course they are snots to him, can he talk about something relevant for once? Like his performance in NASCAR since leaving F1? I thought not, typical loser comments. He did good until he had to face to the fact that he was totally outclassed by one Michale Schumacher. Nuff said.

Since: Aug 07

Morris, IL

#3 May 19, 2008
Da nugget of doom wrote:
Juan did sod all in F1, of course they are snots to him, can he talk about something relevant for once? Like his performance in NASCAR since leaving F1? I thought not, typical loser comments. He did good until he had to face to the fact that he was totally outclassed by one Michale Schumacher. Nuff said.
You're officially a hater, thanks for the input you're wrong!

“I only know I know nothing”

Since: Jun 07

Ottawa

#4 May 19, 2008
Prove me wrong. Then you will be right.
Ouch

Hollywood, FL

#5 May 19, 2008
Troll
Ouch

Hollywood, FL

#6 May 19, 2008
Lets go racing wrote:
<quoted text>You're officially a hater, thanks for the input you're wrong!
He's a troll anytime someone comments 4 times on something in a row with the same title it's a troll. F.y.i.
Fraud

Morris, IL

#7 May 19, 2008
You do the same thing over and over last week 5th fake this week a new one. You want to pick a little fight. But I don't care what you think so Cya and good luck with your issues.
Fraud

Morris, IL

#8 May 19, 2008
cookie
Christi
dumb joke
all the same.
Fraud

Morris, IL

#9 May 19, 2008
Ouch wrote:
<quoted text>He's a troll anytime someone comments 4 times on something in a row with the same title it's a troll. F.y.i.
That's funny I know all that it sweats me, can't get enough!

“I only know I know nothing”

Since: Jun 07

Ottawa

#10 May 19, 2008
Bah, typical school playground arguments, calling a troll someone who can post. What can I say, kiddies talk......enjoyable at times....
Brad

AOL

#11 May 19, 2008
I do know that Juan Montoya is not the most likable guy in racing and that is why alot of people brush of his opinions, but I think I'm on Juan's side on this one! Juan himself must know about being a hot driver in one series, then going into another series having great expectations about it, only to find that without the proper experience and head start that other drivers have in that other series that is new to you! that it doesn't matter how good you were in one series, It is just extremely hard or next to impossible to compete with all of the other very talented guys already there and just expect to do well there! I do give Montoya credit for doing the best out of all of the other guys who have tried to make a change to F1 from Indy cars in the U.S though! Jauques Villenueve did win a championship, but probably because the team and car he was with at the time were the dominant team and car, Alex Zanardi who drove the same Champ Car that Juan Montoya did, and seemed to be the greatest driver since Senna! Did terrible in his season with the Williams team when he tried to do it! I mean really bad! he wasn't even qualifying in the top 15 and I believe that he faild to score a single championship point driving for them! And Michael Andretti? one of the most successful American Open Wheele drivers of all time! did almost as bad as Zanardi and was actually fired before his first season was even over! And Now Juan is realizing the same thing comming from F1! going into Nascar to try and compete with all the guys who have been doing this their whole racing careers! It's just not easy! Just ask A,J Almendinger, Sam Hornish JR, Patrik Carpontier, Jaques Villenueve or Dario Franchitti how they are doing adjusting to stock cars! I think that NONE of them would say it has been easy! I notice alot of people on here trashing Montoya, calling him a bum and that he wasn't good enough for F1! But if you look at the facts! He did the most with his opportunity in F1 than any of the other guys who I mentioned! His first season he was already dulling it out with Michael Schumacher who many believe to be the greatest F1 driver in history! And that with Schumacher having been with the top team and car in the sereies! "Not that I am comparing Juan to Schumacher or putting him in the same league as him! but it goes to show how talented he is if he can put a wheel under Schumacher in any case! and he alsow signed with an uncompetitive team as well! I believe that Montoya had 10 DNF's in his first season with Williams, most of them do to mechanical failurs, Still won the Italian Grand Prix that season, won six other races, 13 pole positions and had a staggering 30 podiums in his relitively short F1 career! So in retrospect! Juan Montoya never had the kind of success in F1 that was expected of him and probably himself as well! But I honestly think that he got a really bad rap in F1 and that he is definitely one of the most talented drivers in the world today! So I do think that Juan actually knows what he's talking about when he warns Kyle Bush not to get "too" excited about F1.

Since: Aug 07

Morris, IL

#12 May 19, 2008
Brad wrote:
I do know that Juan Montoya is not the most likable guy in racing and that is why alot of people brush of his opinions, but I think I'm on Juan's side on this one! Juan himself must know about being a hot driver in one series, then going into another series having great expectations about it, only to find that without the proper experience and head start that other drivers have in that other series that is new to you! that it doesn't matter how good you were in one series, It is just extremely hard or next to impossible to compete with all of the other very talented guys already there and just expect to do well there! I do give Montoya credit for doing the best out of all of the other guys who have tried to make a change to F1 from Indy cars in the U.S though! Jauques Villenueve did win a championship, but probably because the team and car he was with at the time were the dominant team and car, Alex Zanardi who drove the same Champ Car that Juan Montoya did, and seemed to be the greatest driver since Senna! Did terrible in his season with the Williams team when he tried to do it! I mean really bad! he wasn't even qualifying in the top 15 and I believe that he faild to score a single championship point driving for them! And Michael Andretti? one of the most successful American Open Wheele drivers of all time! did almost as bad as Zanardi and was actually fired before his first season was even over! And Now Juan is realizing the same thing comming from F1! going into Nascar to try and compete with all the guys who have been doing this their whole racing careers! It's just not easy! Just ask A,J Almendinger, Sam Hornish JR, Patrik Carpontier, Jaques Villenueve or Dario Franchitti how they are doing adjusting to stock cars! I think that NONE of them would say it has been easy! I notice alot of people on here trashing Montoya, calling him a bum and that he wasn't good enough for F1! But if you look at the facts! He did the most with his opportunity in F1 than any of the other guys who I mentioned! His first season he was already dulling it out with Michael Schumacher who many believe to be the greatest F1 driver in history! And that with Schumacher having been with the top team and car in the sereies! "Not that I am comparing Juan to Schumacher or putting him in the same league as him! but it goes to show how talented he is if he can put a wheel under Schumacher in any case! and he alsow signed with an uncompetitive team as well! I believe that Montoya had 10 DNF's in his first season with Williams, most of them do to mechanical failurs, Still won the Italian Grand Prix that season, won six other races, 13 pole positions and had a staggering 30 podiums in his relitively short F1 career! So in retrospect! Juan Montoya never had the kind of success in F1 that was expected of him and probably himself as well! But I honestly think that he got a really bad rap in F1 and that he is definitely one of the most talented drivers in the world today! So I do think that Juan actually knows what he's talking about when he warns Kyle Bush not to get "too" excited about F1.
Thanks I could post to the troll but it likes drama not facts :)

SpdBmp

Since: Apr 07

United States

#13 May 19, 2008
Da nugget of doom wrote:
Juan did sod all in F1, of course they are snots to him, can he talk about something relevant for once? Like his performance in NASCAR since leaving F1? I thought not, typical loser comments. He did good until he had to face to the fact that he was totally outclassed by one Michale Schumacher. Nuff said.
Schuy outclassed EVERYBODY! Juan wasn't the best F1 driver, but he at least had a ride - for such a prestigious series and the costs associated with it - that in itself is an accomplishment. And Juan does have a win in NASCAR - his rookie season even (two if you count his Mexico City win).
Quadsn1

United States

#14 May 20, 2008
Go, Kyle Go..........the sooner the better. Your personality should fit right in with the F1 crowd!!!!(especially your whining)

“I only know I know nothing”

Since: Jun 07

Ottawa

#15 May 24, 2008
SpdBmp wrote:
<quoted text>
Schuy outclassed EVERYBODY! Juan wasn't the best F1 driver, but he at least had a ride - for such a prestigious series and the costs associated with it - that in itself is an accomplishment. And Juan does have a win in NASCAR - his rookie season even (two if you count his Mexico City win).
Exactly the one that is not an oval and he can use his skills as a former F1 driver. But when it comes to the bread and butter of what NASCAR is about, he seems to fall asleep, like the majority of people who do not like this type of racing. However, to his credit, he has improved a bit and has a few top 10 finishes under his belt. Still he cannot seem to be able to keep quiet about matters that do not concern him.

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