Montoya - back to his roots

Montoya - back to his roots

The most-talked-about move of the IndyCar winter has focused on Team Penske's new superstar Juan Pablo Montoya. MARK GLENDENNING asks team and driver what it means

Penske drivers don't wear jeans. That seeming triviality actually tells you something about the differences between Chip Ganassi Racing and Team Penske in IndyCar. Analyse the operational divergences and structural differences all you like, but in the paddock it's the sartorial gulf that is one of the more obvious clues as to how two of the series' powerhouse teams approach things.

When Ganassi-run 2013 champion Scott Dixon is called upon to make an appearance, he does so in either his racesuit or a neat pair of jeans and a team polo. If you're with Penske, it's black slacks all the way. How much all this translates into lap time is a moot point: at Penske, it projects an image of professionalism and discipline.

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