Montoya blasts F1 'joke'

Mar.7 (GMM) Juan Pablo Montoya has aimed fire at Formula One, blasting the look of this year's cars and insisting he does not regret walking away.

Juan Pablo Montoya
Juan Pablo Montoya

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The winner of 7 Grands Prix left McLaren in the midst of the 2006 season, switching immediately to Nascar.

Still in America's premier motor racing category and a few pounds heavier than in his F1 days, the now 36-year-old Colombian was asked if he has ever regretted the move.

"Not for a second," he is quoted by Switzerland's Motorsport Aktuell.

"Of course I have some fond memories of Formula One, but I don't miss it. I miss some of the people I met there. But the racing? Not at all."

Montoya admits he still watches some races, but has "very little interest" overall.

"F1 is a joke," he blasted. "It's sad they can build cars like that -- just look at the new noses."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya
Teams McLaren
Tags mclaren, montoya, nascar, williams