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2009-01-25 19:52:10

David Donohue won the 24-hour endurance auto race Sunday at the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway by 0.167 seconds ahead of Juan Pablo Montoya. Donohue's victory at the Rolex 24 came on the 40th anniversary of his late father's win at this race, and spoiled a bid by Chip Ganassi Racing for a fourth consecutive Rolex 24 checkered flag. Donohue passed Ganassi's Montoya with 39 minutes remaining and recorded the closest margin of victory in the race's history. I'm just proud that I can...

2006-08-26 11:46:47

By Alan Baldwin ISTANBUL (Reuters) - McLaren say they are willing to release Juan Pablo Montoya from his Formula One contract providing they do not have to keep paying his salary to the end of the year. The Colombian has not raced for the team since he surpisingly announced in July he was moving to the U.S.-based NASCAR series in 2007. Montoya will be driving a Dodge, a brand owned by DaimlerChrysler who also have a 40 percent stake in McLaren through Mercedes, for the Ganassi team...

2006-07-14 10:57:06

By Alan Baldwin MAGNY-COURS, France (Reuters) - Colombian Juan Pablo Montoya could race again in Formula One this season and will not be allowed to compete in NASCAR until his McLaren contract ends, team boss Ron Dennis said on Friday. "Juan Pablo is fully contracted through to the end of the year," he told a French Grand Prix news conference. "And if we so choose, he will test and race again. That is our option, nobody else's." Dennis added that the chance of Montoya coming back...

2006-07-13 11:29:32

By Alan Baldwin MAGNY-COURS, France (Reuters) - NASCAR fans can forget about Ferrari's Michael Schumacher following Juan Pablo Montoya into the U.S. stock car series. Canadian Jacques Villeneuve, like Montoya a former Indy 500 winner and CART champion, could be tempted to return to oval racing one day however. Schumacher, the seven-times Formula One world champion who made history at Indianapolis this month when he dominated the U.S. Grand Prix to become the first five-times winner...

2006-07-10 07:55:09

By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - NASCAR will welcome Juan Pablo Montoya more than Formula One will miss the hot-tempered Colombian. The McLaren driver's decision at the weekend to trade the glamour of grands prix for the good ol' boys of U.S. stock car racing in 2007 made more than a ripple on both sides of the Atlantic. Montoya and Chip Ganassi, the team owner with whom he won the CART title in 1999 and Indy 500 at the first attempt in 2000, announced on Sunday that they were...

2006-04-17 22:57:07

By Alastair Himmer TOKYO (Reuters) - Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon will not rule out a dream move to Formula One as early as next year -- but it would take an offer he could not refuse. Wheldon, the first British winner of the Indy 500 since Graham Hill in 1966, ended speculation about a switch to F1 after his contract with the Andretti Green Racing team expired by joining Ganassi Racing last November. But last season's Indy Racing League champion admits that Formula One...

2005-10-16 03:40:48

By Alan Baldwin SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Spaniard Fernando Alonso won a chaotic Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday to hand Renault the Formula One constructor's title on top of the driver's crown he took last month. McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen finished second, with the Mercedes-powered team's hopes draining away when Colombian team team mate Juan Pablo Montoya had to retire before the halfway stage. The victory was the seventh of a phenomenal season for the 24-year-old Alonso, who became the...

2005-09-25 17:24:11

By Alan Baldwin SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - Spain's Fernando Alonso made Formula One history as the youngest champion at the age of 24 on Sunday after finishing third for Renault in the Brazilian Grand Prix. McLaren's Juan Pablo Montoya won the race for the second year in a row while team mate Kimi Raikkonen, the only man who could have put off Alonso's title celebrations, finished runner-up. Montoya would have let Raikkonen win had it helped the Finn's title chances but Alonso...

2005-09-25 13:09:38

SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - Williams made a nightmare return to the scene of their last Formula One victory on Sunday with their drivers colliding seconds after the start of the Brazilian Grand Prix. In a crash that brought out the safety car for one lap, Brazilian Antonio Pizzonia hit the Red Bull of Briton David Coulthard and then his own Australian team mate Mark Webber. "I got away okay down to the first corner," said Webber, who stepped out of his car in the pits after two...

2005-09-04 10:31:02

By Alan Baldwin MONZA, Italy (Reuters) - Renault's Fernando Alonso could be crowned Formula One's youngest champion next weekend after finishing second to Juan Pablo Montoya of McLaren in the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday. Spaniard Alonso, 24, stretched his championship lead over Montoya's unlucky team mate Kimi Raikkonen, now his sole rival and fourth on Sunday, to 27 points with four races remaining. Renault's Italian Giancarlo Fisichella took third place and his team are eight...


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