Juan Pablo Montoya is Eyeing a Place in Risi Competizione

Juan Pablo Montoya spent the second day of a two-day test for the team, and it looks like his taste has left the Colombian test driver wanting more.

Montoya is no stranger to success. The man is the 1999 CART Indy car champion, three-time Rolex 24 Champion, and two-time Indy 500 title winner. If Motorsports were a buffet, he’s the type of guy you’d do your best to restrain before getting footed with the bill from management.

LMGTE PRO Risi Competizione (USA), #82 Ferrari 488 GTE, with Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella (ITA), Toni Vilander (FIN) and Matteo Malucelli (ITA) during the 84th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours on June 16, 2016 in Le Mans, France.  (Photo by Gerlach Delissen/Corbis via Getty Images)
LMGTE PRO Risi Competizione (USA), #82 Ferrari 488 GTE, with Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella (ITA), Toni Vilander (FIN) and Matteo Malucelli (ITA) during the 84th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours on June 16, 2016 in Le Mans, France. (Photo by Gerlach Delissen/Corbis via Getty Images)

Montoya doesn’t seem to care what other people think of him, however. Hell, that’s probably the key to his success. He’s recently been invited to test Risi Competizione’s Ferrari 488 during the team’s two-day test, and he’s not shy about laying his intentions out in the open – after commenting on the ride first, of course:

“It’s fun, it’s different. I only ran, probably, eight laps just to get the hang of it a little and I’m going to try to get in a little bit later.

I’ve never really run the big track here. It’s pretty bumpy. Prototypes drive more like an open-wheel car. This is very different. There’s a lot of pitch movement in the cars, it’s kind of tricky.

It’s very easy to get it wrong. It’s like, you go in one time and it’s like, ‘Oh, it turns.’ The next time you go in, it doesn’t and the next time you go in, it goes smooth. It’s very hard to be consistent.” – Juan Pablo Montoya

HEIDELBERG, GERMANY - JULY 23:  Juan Pablo Montoya of Columbia and McLaren Mercedes gives interviews after crashing during the qualifying  for the German F1 Grand Prix on July 23, 2005 in Hockenheim near Heidelberg, Germany.  (Photo by Vladimir Rys/Bongarts/Getty Images)
HEIDELBERG, GERMANY – JULY 23: Juan Pablo Montoya of Columbia and McLaren Mercedes gives interviews after crashing during the qualifying for the German F1 Grand Prix on July 23, 2005 in Hockenheim near Heidelberg, Germany. (Photo by Vladimir Rys/Bongarts/Getty Images)

When asked as to whether he’d want to race for Ferrari, he had this gem of a response to offer in reply:

“If they let me, yeah. But I don’t know if they’d let me.” – Juan Pablo Montoya

I don’t know Juan, something tells me that given your track record Ferrari would have a very difficult decision on their hands regarding that. /s