Montoya to Depart F1 Soonest, de la Rosa to Step In at McLaren

We wonder about the internal machinations that led to this bit of driver-wrangling. Apparently, Juan Pablo Montoya is out of F1 immediately, supposedly to give him more seat time in stock cars, while McLaren test driver Pedro "Don't Call Me Pee-droh" de la Rosa's buns will warm the seat of Montoya's old McLaren MP4-21. According to de la Rosa, "I know the MP4-21 better than anyone else and I'm confident that I can achieve important World Championship points for the team." Good onya, Pee-droh. Meanwhile, we're wondering if the Eurotrash didn't want their series tainted by Southern trash, and as such let Juan Pablo go, posthaste. [Thanks to Brandell for the tip.]

Montoya leaves McLaren, de la Rosa to race [F1Racing.net]

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