At 46 years old, Juan Pablo Montoya lives at full speed. The pilot, who more than a decade ago achieved 30 podiums in Formula 1, still does his thing on American tracks. However, most of the adrenaline now comes from Sebastián, his son. It's not a secret: the idea is that the heir has a career equal to or more successful than yours.
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And although Sebastián (Telmex-Claro team) demonstrates that he has his own voice, Juan Pablo knows that doing a father for his son is doing for himself, as Cervantes said . That's why, every day, the father, coach and confidant accelerates hard, very hard, to reach the finish line.
Over time, on the big circuits, the checkered flag will tell Sebastian that the dream has come true. And on his chest, the pride of a father will ratify Juan Pablo.
This year, the Montoyas took another step forward with the exciting challenge of competing together. In March, during the 12 Hours of Sebring, their first race, a crash by another car drowned out their victory cry as they led their class.
At the 6 Hours of the Glen in June, the risk of a storm at the end of the day prevented them from claiming first place in their class with 18 minutes to go. Experiences that, far from decimating them, have strengthened the deepest drive they share: to win.
Now, that goal has a third stop: Petit Le Mans, the last race of the Championship of Endurance, of the International Motor Sports Association of North America (IMSA).
(You can read: Sebastián Montoya goes for everything: 'Next year I hope to be in Formula 3').
< h3 class="article-subtitle" id="p704427-m846-4-847">The Montoyas, for the charm
The third and surely the last race of the year together for Juan Pablo and Sebastián Montoya will be next October 1 .
Father and son will share a car with the Swedish Henrik Hedman, under the colors of DragonSpeed, in the 10-hour race at Road Atlanta, better known as Petit Le Mans.
To date, the Montoya team is running fifth in the classification of the LMP2 category, in the Championship, with 1,532 points.
The Bogota native Gabby Chaves will participate in the race in the LMP3 category, with Andretti Autosport, which he is sixth in his classification.
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