"Montoya can win before Alonso the Triple Crown"

Simon Pagenaud, winner of the Indy 500 this year, has said in a statement to 'Race Fans' that the Spaniard "has much more to learn."


For several years now, Fernando Alonso set the goal of winning the Triple Crown (winning the F1 Monaco Grand Prix, winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans and winning the 500 miles of Indianapolis). Objective that is close because it won two victories in the Principality (2006 and 2007) and also got two more in the French track (2018 and 2019). He only needs to prevail in the American test where he has already tried twice unsuccessfully. 222222

The last time the Spanish rider ran in the Indianapolis oval, he did not qualify for the race and the winner of that test was Simon Pagenaud. Precisely the Frenchman was the last to pronounce on Alonso and the Triple Crown. And it has surprised. Confesses that Juan Pablo Montoya, his teammate in the Acura Team Penske team, is more likely to win the Triple Crown earlier than the Spaniard. 222222

"Montoya is more likely to win the Triple Crown before Alonso" Race Fans' and explains why he thinks that: "Because Juan Pablo is running full time and is very good at it." The Colombian driver is also close to winning the Triple Crown. 222222 In 2003 he won in Monaco and in 2000 and in 2015 he won in Indianapolis, so he only has Le Mans, a test in which he participated this year.

"Juan Pablo is as good as always, frankly. Put him in any car and he can be competitive immediately. 222222 He knows what kind of race he is, so he doesn't have to learn much, he just needs to be in the right situation And I assure you that I would win it. If I had to put it in the right situation, I know I could do it, "says Pagenaud.

Instead, thinks that Alonso" has much more to learn. " , you need to have the best engine that year, you need to have the best teammates to help you, there is a lot to do, so it is much more complicated, "says the Frenchman. If anyone were able to complete the Triple Crown feat, they would join Graham Hill, the only driver in history to win in Monaco, Le Mans and Indianapolis. For the moment, he has left the Triple Crown parked since the Spaniard has already marked a new challenge: the Dakar Rally.

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