Montoya and Gordon ready for car-swap

Formula 1 star Juan Pablo Montoya and NASCAR ace Jeff Gordon will have the chance to sample each others form of racing tomorrow (Wednesday), when the pair swap their cars at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Montoya and Gordon ready for car-swap

Montoya will drive Gordon's Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo, whilst the four-time Winston Cup champion will have his first F1 run in a Williams FW24. The test will take place on the Indianapolis road course.

"I'm fascinated with the technology involved in Formula 1 racing and am excited about the chance to drive an F1 car," said Gordon. "It should be a lot of fun to see firsthand what F1 drivers face during a lap at Indianapolis Motor Speedway."

Montoya reckons that Gordon will enjoy himself in the Williams. "I think he's going to have a good time," he said. "I think he'll be surprised by the performance of the car. It's a completely different style. Because the limit of the car is so high, he's going to have a lot of fun."

The Monaco Grand Prix winner is equally excited by the prospect of driving a stock car for the first time. "I think it will be pretty exciting, just to try it out and try to have some fun," he said. "It's going to move around a lot. It's going to take a long time to slow down compared to what I'm used to, but it will be fun."

Although the Monte Carlo Montoya will drive would be more at home on Indy's oval than its road course, the Colombian says that he's happier running it on the road course.

"I decided to go for the road course in the NASCAR because it's been two and a half years since I've been on an oval," said the former CART champion. "Never having driven one of those cars, I think doing it on the superspeedway wasn't the smartest thing to do."

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