Juan Pablo Montoya Drives a Tesla Model S, Apparently

Juan Pablo Montoya Tesla

Juan Pablo Montoya is something of a legend in certain circles. For those of you who don’t know a lot about race car driving, JPM has competed in IndyCar, Formula 1, NASCAR, and endurance racing- he not only competed, but won. He won a lot, and (more often than not) without the best equipment in the field. The man knows a thing or two about driving, in other words, and- in his off time- it seems like Juan Pablo Montoya drives a Tesla Model S. There’s no mistaking that massive center console.

The fact that JPM drives a Model S should be a huge endorsement for the electric car brand- just as it would be a huge endorsement if Montoya bought a new Honda Civic or Mazda 6. The man knows cars, and knows driving. So, if a Tesla Model S is good enough for one of the only people in the world to have won the Indy 500, the Monaco GP, and the Daytona 24 (3 times, at that), it’s more than good enough for you and me, you know?

You know.

Here’s the actual post from Montoya’s wall. If you follow racing at all, you might want to check out Juan Pablo’s surely epic 2014 return to IndyCar racing this March at the St. Petersburg Grand Prix behind the wheel of an alcohol-burning, turbocharged Penske Chevrolet.




Photo: JPM’s Facebook feed.

Jo Borrás

I've been in the auto industry 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the IM network. You can also find me on Twitter, at my Volvo fansite, out on two wheels, or chasing my kids around Oak Park, IL.