Williams signs Montoya as test driver; China ready for GP
© 1997 ATLAS F1

Monday December 22, 1997

Juan Pablo Montoya has landed the Williams testing seat. The Williams team found the Colombian a better choice over Max Wilson, Soheil Ayari and Nicolas Minassian. All drives got an opportunity to show their potential during a test in Barcelona (Spain).

James Robinson, senior operations engineer at Williams stated: "It has been very difficult to make the final choice as all four showed great potential."

China ready for GP

China is ready to host a Grand Prix next year if the Belgium or Portuguese Grand Prix falls through. Reports in Hong Kong say that China is the favourite replacement over South Africa, the other.

Director of the new Zhuhai circuit said: "We are ready. The circuit is up to standard and we are optimistic."

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