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Franck Montagny
Franck Montagny
Driver Details
Nationality France French
Date of Birth 5th January 1978[1]
Date of Death Unknown
Début 2014 Beijing ePrix
Titles 0
Teams Andretti Autosport
Formula E Career
Total Entries 2 (2 Starts)
Wins Points FanBoosts
0 18 0
Poles 0
Fastest Laps 0
First Win Unknown
Franck Montagny (born 5th January 1978) is a former Formula E driver, whom competed for Andretti Autosport.[1] It was revealed in late December 2014 that Montagny had tested positive for cocaine, which saw him ultimately disqualified from the result of the 2014 Putrajaya ePrix on the 28th of March 2015, following an FIA investigation.[2][3]

Montagny was banned for two years from any competitive form of motorsport, having tested positive for Benzoylecgonine, a metabolite produced when one consumes cocaine, a banned substance when it comes to motorsport.[3]

BackgroundEdit

Montagny began his career in karting, taking the French national championship at the age of 14.[1] 1994 saw Montagny take fourth in the French Formula Renault championship in his debut season, although an accident prevented him from competing in any race until 1997.[1] Two years in Formula Three saw Montagny claim second in the championship, before he took two World Series by Nissan titles in three years between 2001 and 2003.[1]

2004 and 2005 saw Montagny named as a test driver for Renault F1, before getting the chance to drive in the championship with Super Aguri at four races in 2006.[1] Montagny left the team at the end of the year, becoming a test driver for Toyota.[1] After Toyota's withdrawal from the sport, Montagny raced at Le Mans in 2011 (taking third for Peugeot) and impressed for OAK Racing in the American Le Mans Series in 2013.[1]

Formula E HistoryEdit

Montagny's Formula E career started brightly for Andretti Autosport, as he took second in the 2014 Beijing ePrix in the series debut.[4] A less successful fifteenth place followed at the Putrajaya ePrix, before he missed the 2014 Punta del Este ePrix in Uruguay through illness.[2]

Over the month between Punta del Este and Buenos Aires, it was revealed that Montagny had failed a post-race drugs test after the Putrajaya race.[2] An immediate suspension was issued to the Frenchman after traces of cocaine were found in his sample, with Andretti Autosport dropping their big name driver immediately.[2] On the 27th of March 2015, it was announced that Montagny was guilty of taking Benzoylecgonine before the Putrajaya ePrix, meaning he was excluded from the result, as well as being banned from competing for two years.[3]

Full Formula E RecordEdit

Shown below are a series of tables outlining Franck Montagny's career in Formula E in statistical form.

Formula E EntriesEdit

The list below includes all of the teams and cars, as well as overall finishing positions for Franck Montagny during their FE career:

Franck Montagny's Overall Formula E Record
Year Entrant No. Car Pos. Pts.
2014/15 Flag of the United States Andretti Autosport 27 Spark-Renault SRT_01E 16th 18

Career ResultsEdit

Below is a table showing Franck Montagny's full Formula E record.

FIA Formula E Championship Record
Year Rounds Pos Pts
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
2014/15 Flag of China Flag of Malaysia Flag of Uruguay Flag of Argentina Flag of the United States Flag of the United States Flag of Monaco Flag of Germany Flag of Russia Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of the United Kingdom 16th 18
2nd DSQ

ReferencesEdit

Videos and Images:

References:

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 'Driver's Club: Franck Montagny', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 2014), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/drivers-club/franck-montagny.aspx, (Accessed 06/07/2015)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 'Ex-F1 driver Franck Montangy tests positive for cocaine derivative', autosport.com, (Haymarket Media, 01/01/2015), http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/117253, (Accessed 25/04/2015)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 'Franck Montagny disqualified from Putrajaya ePrix', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 27/03/2015), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2015/march/franck-montagny-disqualified-from-putrajaya-eprix.aspx, (Accessed 25/04/2015)
  4. 'di Grassi snatches win after dramatic last corner crash', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 13/09/2014), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2014/september/lucas-di-grassi-snatches-win-after-dramatic-last-corner-crash.aspx, (Accessed 25/04/2015)

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