Montoya climbs back into Indy car at Sebring
Juan Pablo Montoya is turning laps in an Indy car again during his first official test with Penske Racing.
The Penske test at Sebring International Raceway on Monday is Montoya's first time driving an Indy car since 2000. The Colombian is returning to IndyCar with Roger Penske's team after seven seasons in NASCAR driving for Penske rival Chip Ganassi.
New teammates Will Power and Helio Castroneves are both at Monday's test, and Power prepared the car for Montoya. Also on hand is Penske adviser and four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Rick Mears.
Montoya says his goal Monday is to get comfortable in the car and figure out what has changed since 2000, when he won the Indianapolis 500 driving for Ganassi.
"The biggest thing is that everything is still happening really fast," Montoya said. "It's OK, but as it happens so fast you end up making mistakes. With more time in the car, everything will slow down and it will be easier. It's happened to me before a few times, so I know that with time everything will be easier."
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