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Montagny to partner Albers?
MONTAGNY IN FRAME AT MINARDI
Renault test driver Franck Montagny has emerged as a serious contender for a Minardi drive.
The Frenchman confirmed to Australian Associated Press that he has been in contact with team boss Paul Stoddart.
But, as ever with Minardi, any deal is dependent on the team or driver raising the requisite finances.
He said: ''[Minardi] has some financial requirements. If everything goes well, they will be able to choose which driver they want to hire.''
Montagny has tested for Minardi in the past. He would be the third Renault driver to have been loaned out to the Anglo-Italian team, following in the footsteps of Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber.
Minardi confirmed Dutchman Christijan Albers as one of their 2005 drivers last week.
Hey, i'd welcome it. I'd welcome it more with Renault lumps lumped in with him. :P
Clown, I don't think those Renault engines are any worse than the Cossies, and they could be real cheap with Montagny attached!
Alas, it's all too late. Montagny wont get a drive from Stoddart unless he comes with some serious Renault cash, and that's not gonna happen is it? :(
Engine/gearbox would be your best bet.