Montoya warns Kyle Busch about testin...

Montoya warns Kyle Busch about testing a Formula One car

There are 70 comments on the blog.al.com story from May 19, 2008, titled Montoya warns Kyle Busch about testing a Formula One car. In it, blog.al.com reports that:

Posted by Doug Demmons -- The Birmingham News May 19, 2008 3:24 PM Juan Pablo Montoya, Formula One driver turned NASCAR driver, is warning that Kyle Busch should not get too hopped up about testing an F1 car.

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tom

Camden, ME

#1 May 19, 2008
Who is Montoya to warn Bush about testing an F1 car Dose it worry him that Bush just mite have more talent than he dose

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Since: Jun 07

Ottawa

#2 May 19, 2008
Montoya simply speaks form experience, that is all.
NASCAR is hardly F1 when it comes to physical performance. Simply ask Montoya how hard was it for him to adapt to NASCAR coming from F1 and you will be able to start formulating the answer you are really after.
Fraud

Morris, IL

#3 May 19, 2008
Who cares nut

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Since: Jun 07

Ottawa

#4 May 19, 2008
Fraud wrote:
Who cares nut
Well, you do, simply by responding
Mike

Tacoma, WA

#5 May 20, 2008
F1 is the pinnacle of motorsports and it ain't an oval with a truck.
The amount of Gs your body will sustain (neck in particular), finesse and skill to set up the car to get the most out of it are just a few of the key ingredients to be succesfull.

Hope he gets a real test not a demonstration so that through him all Nascar fans can appreciate what means to be part of F1.

Since: Feb 08

Cany

#6 May 21, 2008
I don't really think NASCAR drivers would have any problems with F1 cars, after all they will have the physical training to help them to get over the strict physical demands. It's other parts of the sport that makes it so tough on a driver if he wants to succeed.
Question

Denver, CO

#7 May 21, 2008
...Since when does driving in a circle constitute "sport"?....
norednex

Trabuco Canyon, CA

#8 May 21, 2008
When J Gordon drove an f1 car a few years ago at Indy, he did well
He also said that it would take about 6 months of training for his body to be able to handle the G loads of F1

“Is that Banjo Music I hear ...”

Since: Jul 07

Location hidden

#9 May 21, 2008
speeddurango wrote:
I don't really think NASCAR drivers would have any problems with F1 cars, after all they will have the physical training to help them to get over the strict physical demands. It's other parts of the sport that makes it so tough on a driver if he wants to succeed.
I'd love to see fat boy Stewart trying to handle the 5 G's that turn 8 in Turkey dishes out to the drivers, and then handle those G's for the entire race distance. Might just show that there are light years difference between F1 and nascar, especially the "physical" demands.

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Since: May 08

Ellijay, GA

#10 May 21, 2008
Question wrote:
...Since when does driving in a circle constitute "sport"?....
Cheeky f-1 drivers don't drive in circles, f.y.i.

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Ellijay, GA

#11 May 21, 2008
redneck Bob from Atlanta wrote:
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I'd love to see fat boy Stewart trying to handle the 5 G's that turn 8 in Turkey dishes out to the drivers, and then handle those G's for the entire race distance. Might just show that there are light years difference between F1 and nascar, especially the "physical" demands.
He wuold be embarassed to even try.

“I only know I know nothing”

Since: Jun 07

Ottawa

#12 May 24, 2008
speeddurango wrote:
I don't really think NASCAR drivers would have any problems with F1 cars, after all they will have the physical training to help them to get over the strict physical demands. It's other parts of the sport that makes it so tough on a driver if he wants to succeed.
From what I have seen, some NASCAR drivers seem to think that strenuous physical training means regular visits to their local BK or McD with a couple of weekly helpings of Taco Bell just for good measure. It is like comparing American Football with Rugby. All 15 rugby players can run for 80 minutes, sustain forces that would dent steel wearing nothing but the flimsiest of protection against aluminium studs, no less. whereas most of the so called athletes of American Football cannot do more than take two steps and sumo wrestle their opponents to the floor, after which they have to stop for a breather and a fully loaded hotdog; they can't even kick the sodding ball unless they call the bloke that does only that. Yet they draw millions of viewers. Each to their own I say....
Joe

West Milford, NJ

#13 Jun 2, 2008
Montoya simply tells it as it is without any BS. Besides Montoya doesn't have to prove anything to anyone. He is one of the best drivers in the world and has earned that respect from all he has done in through out his carrier. Kyle Bush should just take the advise and start training.
Louie

Greenville, SC

#14 Jun 2, 2008
tom wrote:
Who is Montoya to warn Bush about testing an F1 car Dose it worry him that Bush just mite have more talent than he dose
Probably cause Montoya has won 7 F1 races dummy. So he does have credibility to speak unlike you who still lives in your parents basement with no skill or credibility at all except to post stupid quotes from your jealousy.
Realist

AOL

#15 Jun 3, 2008
I think that Kyle Bush is an extremely talented young driver, but I think that it would be a big mistake for him to get overly excited about a career in F1 and then actually try and pursue it! Every hot driver from other racing series who have had dreams of a World championship (with the exception of JV) have always had their dreams shatterred! And not because they are not extremely talented, but because of all of the small differences between F1 and say CART or Indy, And F1 and Nascar are as different as night and day! F1 is so intense and competitive that if you have not started your career there and don't have the experience in F1 that it doesn't matter who you are! If you try to make the change to F1 you will most likely either spend the what should be the best years of your racing career trying to play catch-up with the other exremely talented and experienced drivers already there, or you might find that you are just not good in F1 the way you were in your previous series! Look at JPM who admittedly looked like an unstoppable force in American Open Wheel racing and was expected to be the next Senna or Schumacher, but instead took the seat of an uncompetitive team and just seemed to have everything go wrong for him from the start! Look at Alex Zanardi! I would say that although he too joined the same uncompetitive team, just wasn't good enough to do much of anything in F1, Another example is Sabastian Bordais who has only scored 2 championship points in his first six F1 starts! If experienced open wheel drivers like JPM and Bordais don't have the results that they were expecting in F1, then how in the world would Kyle Bush who is a stock car driver going to be able to acomplish much there? Not to take too much away from Kyle Bush as he is truly an amazing young talent, but I think that he himself knows that it would be a terrible mistake for him to pursue F1 and that it would just be career suicide! And that is if he really got a real test drive with an F1 team, and they were impressed enough to sign him. Well I hope that Kyle Bush takes (Everything) into consideration before he just gives up Nascar when he has such a good thing going for himself there! Don't get me wrong! I like Kyle, but There is just no way!
Montoya Fan

AOL

#16 Jun 3, 2008
Realist wrote:
Look at JPM who admittedly looked like an unstoppable force in American Open Wheel racing and was expected to be the next Senna or Schumacher, but instead took the seat of an uncompetitive team and just seemed to have everything go wrong for him from the start
JPM didn't do as good in F1 as he should have! This is true! But look at his results from his first season! He was always running in the top three or somewhere around there in almost every race, but he had so many mechanical faliors that he really didn't have much of a chance to win in F1! If you review the results from his rookie season! You will see that he had 11 DNF's but he also had a win in Italy, three seconed places and a 4th place, The wost he did in the races which were not DNF's was an 8'th place in France. http://www.formula1.com/results/driver/2001/9...
Numberjuan

Pleasanton, CA

#17 Jun 5, 2008
Since when can Kyle turn right? It's too late for him to learn and be competitive. He needed to start when he was four years old like the competition. He needs to sweep the road races this year for me to think otherwise. Just because you can play baseball doesnt make you a football player.

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Ellijay, GA

#18 Jun 11, 2008
Numberjuan wrote:
Since when can Kyle turn right? It's too late for him to learn and be competitive. He needed to start when he was four years old like the competition. He needs to sweep the road races this year for me to think otherwise. Just because you can play baseball doesnt make you a football player.
What do you do well or better? Nothing.
Dino

Nashville, GA

#19 Jun 15, 2008
JPM warned Busch about testing F1 because the car is unbelieveable in every way and is addicting. Busch giving up his present success and future possiable domination in NASCAR to chase a pipe dream of being a Formula One World Champion is nothing more than a dream. Toyota's F1 team is a joke. They are one of the top spending team's in F1 and have nothing to show for it. Toyota would love to lure top American talent to save their team and capture more American fans and money. Let's face it if you don't drive a Ferrari or Mercedes in F1 your going to lose 99 times out of a 100. That why Montoya left. Montoya was never going to get a seat at ferrari and he saw the writing on the wall at McLaren so he bolted. Nobody wants to be the old man going thru the motions in the World Championship. Montoya's warning wasn't to say Busch doesn't have the ability or talent to become an F1 champion just that he would be wasting the best racing years of his life trying in subpar equipment. So Kyle listen to Juan stay with Joe Gibbs and Win. Maybe Kyle could return the favor and get Juan a good car with Gibbs Racing too!
Louie

Greenville, SC

#20 Jun 15, 2008
Dino wrote:
JPM warned Busch about testing F1 because the car is unbelieveable in every way and is addicting. Busch giving up his present success and future possiable domination in NASCAR to chase a pipe dream of being a Formula One World Champion is nothing more than a dream. Toyota's F1 team is a joke. They are one of the top spending team's in F1 and have nothing to show for it. Toyota would love to lure top American talent to save their team and capture more American fans and money. Let's face it if you don't drive a Ferrari or Mercedes in F1 your going to lose 99 times out of a 100. That why Montoya left. Montoya was never going to get a seat at ferrari and he saw the writing on the wall at McLaren so he bolted. Nobody wants to be the old man going thru the motions in the World Championship. Montoya's warning wasn't to say Busch doesn't have the ability or talent to become an F1 champion just that he would be wasting the best racing years of his life trying in subpar equipment. So Kyle listen to Juan stay with Joe Gibbs and Win. Maybe Kyle could return the favor and get Juan a good car with Gibbs Racing too!
Great post nuff said!:)

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