Thursday, 1 January 2015

Former F1 driver confirms he failed drugs test

(Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team)

Former Formula One driver Franck Montangy has confirmed to French media that he expects his Motorsport career to over, after confirming that he tested positive for a cocaine derivative. Montangy drove in Formula One with Super Aguri during their debut season in 2006 when he teamed up with Takuma Sato.

Prior to his time with Super Aguri, Montangy spent two years as a test driver with the Renault F1 Team between 2004 and 2005.

Following his season with Super Aguri the Frenchman joined the Toyota F1 Team as their official test driver. Since then he has driven in the American IndyCar Series, the old A1 GP racing series, Super League, LeMans and most recently drove for the Andretti Autosport FE Team in the FIA Formula E championship.

The Frenchman has been suspended from all Motorsport pending a full investigation however he has stated that he does not intend to contest the result of the drug test that took place in November last year following the Malaysian round of the Formula E championship.

Auto sport is perhaps over for me’. ‘I was ashamed.’

© Ben Johnston 2015

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