Apr.9 (GMM) Former grand prix winner Juan Pablo Montoya says he was "so shocked" by the Max Mosley sex scandal, but stops short of joining the widespread condemnation of the FIA president.
"I was so shocked by it, when they sent (the video) to me, I was like 'no way.' Now, I'm just like 'Hey, he's just an old guy trying to have some fun,'" the Colombian told the Associated Press.The former race winner for McLaren and Williams, who switched to the NASCAR series a couple of years ago, is one of very few contemporary drivers who have commented openly on the affair.Montoya, 32, gives a less solemn appraisal than some figures in recent days."I loved that. I did," he said, laughing, when asked about Mosley's reported romp with five prostitutes."It is a laughing matter! You know, when I first heard about it, it was shocking. But then he decided to play it like nothing has happened and it's just so hilarious."Montoya did not want to say if he thought Mosley, 67, should resign."I do have an opinion on it, but I am not going to say it, and I am glad I am not there," he added.