The son of Juan Pablo Montoya formalized his arrival at the Red Bull team, current Formula 1 champion. There is no doubt that the son of a tiger is painted
Predicting a promising future, Sebastián Montoya, the son of Juan Pablo Montoya, announced that he will be part of the Red Bull Junior Team for the 2023 season, after being part of the Red Bull Athletes program. The 17-year-old rider signed with the team to be an official driver and work towards the goal of reaching Formula 1, just like his father.
Through his Instagram, Montoya said: “Excited to announce that I am now part of Red Bull’s Official Junior Team. Last year I was part of the brand’s athletes and now we are working together for the ultimate goal: F1.” . Likewise, the team celebrated his signing by assuring: “Born into a racing family, Sebastián Montoya hopes to follow in the footsteps of his famous father, Juan Pablo, and compete in Formula 1.”
In addition to this new achievement, Sebastián had already achieved other important milestones in his career, such as making his debut in Formula 3 with the Campos Racing team; In addition to his participation in the Italian Formula 4 and in the German Formula 4, where he made important performances.
With his signing for Red Bull, Sebastián Montoya hopes to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the current Formula 1 champion team to, at some point, become the third Colombian to debut in the highest category of world motorsport.
Sebastian Montoya’s short resume
Born and raised in Miami, Sebastian’s father is Juan Pablo Montoya, a two-time Indianapolis 500 winner and seven Grand Prix winner. Not surprisingly, he got into the world of racing at a very young age, although Formula 1 was not always his dream.
“To be honest, when I was little I really liked motocross, because my uncle raced enduro in Colombia and he was a KTM official,” Sebastián Montoya, explained to Motorsport.com about two years ago.
“I liked him, but then when I was seven years old, I did my first go-kart race, and from there, go-karting took over. Obviously, when you go to go-kart racing, some people see you as Montoya’s son, and that is important”.