Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya has been confirmed as part of a three-car team for Arrow McLaren SP in next year’s great race.
The 2000 and 2015 Indy 500 winner will complement Pato O’Ward and Felix Rosenqvist in the third Chevrolet-powered machine.
Montoya has raced in five Indy 500s across his storied career, which features full-time gigs in IndyCar and Formula 1.
In 2015, Montoya infamously tied with Kiwi driver Scott Dixon in points after the season-finale in Sonoma. He would ultimately finish the season runner-up on a tiebreaker owning to Dixon have won more races across the year.
“I’m very excited to be joining Arrow McLaren SP for the Indianapolis 500,” said Montoya.
“I have some great history with McLaren from my F1 days and I’m looking forward to making some more at next year’s Indianapolis 500.”
Montoya will join the team amid a full campaign with DragonSpeed in the FIA World Endurance Championship. He will also dovetail an IMSA Endurance drive with Meyer Shank Racing.
His wealth of experience will be a welcome addition to the McLaren team whose regular driver line-up has only three Indy 500 starts between them.
“Arrow McLaren SP is thrilled to have a driver of Juan’s caliber join the team for next year’s Indianapolis 500,” said team co-owner Sam Schmidt.
“His experience will elevate the entire team, including our young, talented line-up of Pato and Felix. When you think that he’s only started the Indy 500 five times but won it twice, that’s impressive.”
“I’m delighted for Juan to rejoin the McLaren family and return to the Indianapolis 500 with Arrow McLaren SP,” said CEO of McLaren Racing Zak Brown.
“He is an intensely competitive, highly versatile driver, with deep experience at the top level of motorsport and a big following.
“Having him with us at the 500 next year will be great for the team and IndyCar fans everywhere.”