Franck Montagny joins A1 Team France

Franck  Montagny  will  join  A1  Team  France  for  the  last  2  events  of  the  season:  Shanghai (11th-13th   April)   and   Brands   Hatch   (2nd-4th   May).  

Despite   a   very   full   programme   the Frenchman has accepted to drive the red, white and blue car and do battle for the 2007/08 title.

He will follow in the footsteps of Loïc Duval and Jonathan Cochet who have defended the team’s colours since the start of the season. With  8  rounds  gone  A1  Team  France  is  in  3rd  place  in  the  overall  classification  20  points behind the leader, Switzerland. It has racked up 1 victory, 7 podium placings and 12 points- scoring finishes.

30-year-old Franck Montagny raced in 7 F1 grand prix with Super Aguri in 2006. He was the Renault F1 test driver from 2003 to 2005, and then did the same job for Toyota F1 in 2007.

Franck  Montagny:  “When  A1  Team  France  asked  me  to  race  in  the  final  rounds  of  the season  I immediately checked my programme to see if I could give them a positive reply; then I accepted without hesitation. It’s going to be a difficult job but I’m happy to be able to make my contribution. On paper anyway, winning the title is within our possibilities. I can’t wait to get behind the wheel of the car and find out its potential.”

Olivier Panis: “Welcome Franck! Since the start of the season we’ve repeated that the title is our objective and Franck’s arrival is a boost for the whole team. Pulling back 20 points in three races is going to be a tough challenge, but we’re determined to do our absolute best to snatch the crown!”