April 10, 2006
Montoya oozes confidence
“For the first time since I have been at Mclaren I could attack in the car. For the first time I have driven the car rather than the car driving me.” This sounds more like Montoya at his best .As a biggest JPM fan; I hope we get to see Montoya backing his words with great races in remaining races of the season.
Playing Devil’s advocate: I’d like to know how Monty explains his sterling performances at Silverstone, Monza & Interlagos in 2005, and not to mention his drive to second place finish at hockenheim starting from back of the grid
Super Aguri express disapproval on Ides’ performance
To be fair to Yuji Ide, the first time the man got decent miles under him was in Bahrain race. Further Bahrain & Malaysia are not narrow tracks like Albert park not to mention the cold condition ,which gave tough time to seasoned drivers like Montoya, Massa, Schumacher & Button their share of embarrassments. Under light of these events, the Super Aguri is asking too much from the 31 year old rookie. While Sato was infamous for incidents on track till last season, it’s his performance from the dinosaur of a F1 car has become the baseline and if Ide doesn’t get his act together in Imola there is a strong possibility that he may be replaced by Satoshi Motoyama. Satoshi did one of Friday drive for the then Jordan team in 2004
Button Joins Nico Fan Club
First place this club wouldn’t have been in place and Nico would have been driving GP2 car for another year and possibly doing some testing. Thanks to generous contribution of Button in form of his buying out his Williams contract we have Nico getting a race seat. Being a Williams fan all I hope is privateer WilliamsF1 outperform corporate HondaF1 this season and Button left to rue on what should have been what could have been if he was racing Cosworth powered Williams FW28