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Franck Montagny (born January 5, 1978) is a French former F1 driver who raced for the Super Aguri team in 2006, replacing Yuji Ide who lost his Super License after the 2006 San Marino Grand Prix. He had previously served as a test driver for Renault in 2003 and Jordan in 2005.

Montagny was most recently competing in Formula E, having entered in two ePrix for Andretti Autosport. On the 27th of March 2015, the FIA's Anti-Doping Committee found Montagny guilty of taking an banned substance, after traces of Benzoylecgonine were found in his blood after an investigation launched after the 2014 Putrajaya ePrix.[1] Benzoylecgonine is a by-product, produced when an individual has taken cocaine, for which Montagny received a two year ban from all FIA competitions.[1]

Career[]

Before Formula One[]

Born in Feurs, Loire, Montagny started racing karts there in 1988, winning the cadet class in the French Karting Championship in 1992, and the National 1 class the following year. In 1998, the Frenchman made his Le Mans debut for Courage Compétition and was fifteenth, fourth in the LMP1 Class. Montagny also competed for DAMS in the 1999 and 2000 Formula 3000 seasons, and was on the podium at Hungaroring in 1999.

2003[]

Montagny got his first taste of F1 when Renault signed him as a test driver. In the French Grand Prix he drove for them in the Practice sessions.

2005[]

In 2005, Jordan signed him as test driver, and he competed as their third driver in practice for the European Grand Prix.

2006[]

In 2006, Montagny was signed by Super Aguri, again as a test driver. In May 2006, after a disastrous four-race spell for the Japanese team, Yuji Ide was sat out of the European Grand Prix because of inexperience, allowing Montagny to be promoted to a full race seat and make his Formula One debut alongside Takuma Sato.

On May 10, Ide's Super Licence was revoked, meaning that Montagny was kept permanently by Super Aguri until July 12, when Sakon Yamamoto replaced him for the rest of the season. He finished three races out of seven starts, and was able to race at the 24 Hours of Le Mans during break between the British Grand Prix and the Canadian Grand Prix.

After Formula One[]

Formula One Statistical Overview[]

F1 Career Record[]

Year Entrant Team Pts WDC Pos. Report
2002 Go KL Minardi Asiatech Minardi-Asiatech Test Driver
2003 Mild Seven Renault F1 Team Renault Test Driver
2004 Mild Seven Renault F1 Team Renault Test Driver
2005 Jordan Grand Prix Jordan-Toyota Test Driver
2006 Super Aguri F1 Team Super Aguri-Honda 0 27th Report

Statistics[]

Entries 7
Starts 7
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Fastest Laps 0
Points 0
Laps Raced 240
Distance Raced 1043 km (648 mi)

Career Results[]

Complete Formula One Results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Pts Pos
2003 Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of Europe.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Great Britain.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Japan.svg - -
TD
2005 Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Europe.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Great Britain.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg link =2005 Turkish Grand Prix Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of China.svg - -
TD
2006 Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of Australia.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Europe.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Great Britain.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Turkey.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of China.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of Brazil.svg 0 27th
Ret Ret 16th 18th Ret Ret 16th TD TD TD TD TD
Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1st Winner Ret Retired
2nd Podium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5th Points finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14th Non-points finish TD Test driver
Italics Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap DNS Did not start
18th Classified finish (retired with >90% race distance) NC Non-classified finish (<90% race distance)
4thP Qualified for pole position [+] More Symbols

References[]

V T E France Franck Montagny
Seasons
2006
Season Reports
2006
Teams
Super Aguri (2006)
Teammates
Takuma Sato (2006)
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