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Franck Montagny

Franck Montagny, F1 testing, Valencia, 26th November 2002. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Franck Montagny, F1 testing, Valencia, 26th November 2002. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Franck Montagny, Superleague event, Nurburgring, 27th June 2010. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Franck Montagny, Superleague event, Nurburgring, 27th June 2010. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

05 Jan 1978
Feurs

Nationality:

France

Grands Prix:

7 (2006)

F3000 starts:

20 (1999-2000)

Was a long-time test driver in F1, but after a brief spell with Super Aguri, moved on to appear in Champ Car, A1 GP and the American Le Mans Series. In 2009, he had a few IRL one-offs as well as a sportscar programme (ELMS), and for some years, he continued with that. Montagny was mainly in both current and historic rallying, but he made a surprise return appearance in the Indycar Series in 2014 and also has driven in Formula E recently. However, his career stalled in 2015 after testing positive for a derivative of cocaine at a Formula E event. After a two year ban from the sport, Montagny returned to racing, but as a pit-lane summariser and expert for French TV.

Biography last updated 26 May 2017