Williams’ ‘no comment’ on Montoya return

Wed, 5 July 2006, 10:47

Frank Williams has refused to comment on media speculation that Mark Webber will be replaced by Juan Pablo Montoya in 2007.

Although Australia’s Webber, 29, has arguably performed more consistently than rookie teammate Nico Rosberg this year, he is reportedly more likely to get the boot if Montoya makes a sensational return to his team of 2001-2004.

”I have no comment on it whatsoever,” Williams told ‘Speed TV’ when confronted with the story.

”I gather some press think he’s going to us, but we have made no decision on anybody. It’s not an issue today.”

The Grove based team’s co-owner and boss, however, has been quoted recently as saying that Colombian Montoya, almost certain to lose his McLaren seat, is a ‘great racer’.

Indeed, La Gazzetta dello Sport in Italy reported this week that the Montoya-Williams reunion is already signed.

The 2007 ‘option’ on Webber’s contract, meanwhile, must be picked up by Williams before the last day in July.

Sir Frank continued: ”(The decision is) about how good he is or not. Obviously he’s very good.”
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