After rising to prominence in CART and Indy cars and then Formula 1 prior to his switch to NASCAR, many have speculated that Juan Pablo Montoya would return to open-wheel cars eventually. But the Colombian says that he has no plans to leave his current stock car gig with Chip Ganassi Racing in the Sprint Cup Series.
"Some people tell me I should go back to F1, but I'm happy," the 35-year-old told the Spanish language website prensa.com. "I think it is clear that there is no chance of going the other way. At this moment I am happy, my sponsor is happy and Chip Ganassi is happy and that's all I care about."
Montoya added that NASCAR is "more fun" than F1, due to the latter's ongoing problems with a lack of passing.
"I saw the (Abu Dhabi) finale this year and it's like it has been all the time – one car is a second faster than another but he cannot pass," he noted. "They say the problem is the tracks but, honestly, F1 has always been the same."
Montoya went on to make some backhanded compliments about new World Champion Sebastian Vettel, although he added that he felt the German deserved the title.
"He's got talent even though he did everything possible not to win it," Montoya said of Vettel. "He and his team made many mistakes that made it very complicated for them, but I think the fastest driver and car won."