Williams test driver Marc GenÃ© has added himself to the list of names that might fill Juan Pablo Montoya's seat for 2005 when the Colombian heads off to McLaren. GenÃ© has been official tester for Williams for three years and did a fine job when...
Williams test driver Marc Gen? has added himself to the list of names that might fill Juan Pablo Montoya's seat for 2005 when the Colombian heads off to McLaren. Gen? has been official tester for Williams for three years and did a fine job when he stood in for Ralf Schumacher at the Italian Grand Prix in 2003.
Team boss Frank Williams admitted that McLaren had tried to get Montoya released from his contract in time for 2004 but Williams was having none of it. "Ron (Dennis, McLaren boss) asked if I would be interested in letting Juan go for a fee," said Williams. "There was never a chance we would let him go early. Money is not the issue, winning is."
Montoya, meanwhile, is adamant that his impending departure from Williams will not make any difference to his or the team's 2004 championship challenges.
"Both the BMW WilliamsF1 Team and I share one mutual interest in 2004, and that is to win races," he said. "I have explained to the team that they have my 100% commitment for the season ahead, and naturally nothing would be better than winning a title. In response, the team has confirmed that they will give me their full support."