The Monaco Grand Prix, the Indy 500 and the Le Mans 24 Hours are arguably the three greatest motorsport races in the world but only one man has ever won all three of them, Graham Hill.
Unofficially named the ‘Triple Crown of Motorsport’ it’s a record that could stand forever but now Juan Pablo Montoya has announced his intentions to give it a go. Montoya is the only active racing driver to hold two legs of the Triple Crown having won the Monaco Grand Prix in 2003 and the Indy 500 twice.
“At some point do I want to try and win the 24 Hours? Yes,” Montoya revealed at the FIA Sport Conference in Mexico.
To add fuel to the fire, boss of the World Endurance Championship, Gerard Neveu has already announced his interest in seeing Montoya at Le Mans.
“A champion like Juan Pablo is always welcome to on the grid,” said Neveu. “His achievements and his character are fantastic and I am sure that, if he wants, he can find a seat in an LMP1 car, to fight for the victory. We would really like to have a champion like him.”
Dear WEC teams, make it happen. Regards, Everyone.