I am a huge race fan and F1 is my favorite by far, but this one sounds like a tough one to call. Who would you go with? Jeff is an excellent road course driver, (assuming they will use the Indy road course for the F1 cars), but in an F1 car?Originally posted by Whiteknuckle
an exhibition is being considered, I believe at Indianapolis, with Jeff Gordon and Juan Montoya. They will each drive a F1 car then switch to a cup car. Now that should be fun!
I keep thinking of poor old Zanardi in the IROC car when I picture Montoya driving a cup car! I swear he went through every back up car they had at more than one race!
I think Montoya has the upper hand in this competition, just because of his familiarity to the complex makings of the F1 car. The 1975 technology of the Winston Cup car will take Montoya ten minutes to get aquainted with. I think we'll find out how good Montoya is driving by the seat of his pants. No traction control, a car that weighs more than a house, etc.
As far as ability, who knows? If Gordon and Montoya had equal experience in both forms of racing, it would be a fair comparison on who the better driver is.