The Colombian raced for the Woking-based team back in the mid-00s but never managed to win a world title with the team.
The dream for them is to get back to being championship contenders in the near future, however, and though they’re probably not there yet, they do seem to be making good progress.
Speaking to Vegas Insider, Montoya suggested that if anyone is going to be joining Red Bull and Ferrari up at the front this season it looks as though it could be McLaren, rather than the likes of Mercedes.
“McLaren is one of those teams, when you look at it, that are just in the gap that if they do a big enough step with the car, they could be right there winning.
“It looks more likely that a McLaren runs with Ferrari and Red Bull, than Mercedes, right now.
“If Mercedes did a step, then Mercedes will run closer to the McLaren and if McLaren makes a step, then it will run closer to a Red Bull and Ferrari.”
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