> > I'm listening to Radio 1, and hearing that Williams is asking about
> > Montoya's availability. This after announcing that Button still has to
> > it in the car to keep his place. I thought out-qualifying your team-mate
> > twice was usually good enough for this stage? Why is Williams
> > Button?
> Simply because Button is nowhere near the driver Montoya is.
> Frank has a contract on Montoya, the CART champ in his rookie year!
> That would be the European equivalent to Button winning the F1title in his
> first year!!!!
> As a bonus, Montoya has tested extensively with Williams and knows their
> setup already, he's also very experienced in racing in Europe.
> All I can say is: What in heaven's sake would make you keep Jenson over
Montoya is a liability. I think that he would be very controversial as an F1
driver. JB also has less experience than him. If I were Williams, and I
thought I had a shot at the WDC next year, then I would keep the current
line-up for stability and run Ralf as the number 1 driver. If Williams had
the car of the field, they'd win both world championships with that, and not
worry about loosing out to a Schumacher type effort (*** the number 2
driver, I want another WDC, and while my opponents squabble among
themselves, in I come). CART Champions do not always make good F1 racers.
"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the
opportunity in every difficulty. "
- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)