JPM not bothered by record

Juan Pablo Montoya has insisted that he will not be too upset if his fastest ever pole position lap tumbles at this weekend's Italian Grand Prix

JPM not bothered by record

The Colombian's outright F1 pole lap speed of 161.45 mph is expected to be shattered at this weekend's race following major advances to cars and tyres since it was set in 2002 - and Williams team-mate Antonio Pizzonia was already faster than that in testing last week.

And with major changes due to be made to F1's technical regulations over the winter in a bid to slash car speeds dramatically, that almost certainly means the man on pole position this weekend could go down as the fastest F1 driver in history.

But rather than be upset about the prospect of losing his benchmark time, Montoya claims his focus will be more on getting a good result in the race.

"Losing the record won't change anything for me," he said. "It is not the ultimate goal here. I am more focused on the racing and just getting a good job done to be honest."

Williams' pace in testing last week has suggested the team could be among Ferrari's closest challengers for the win - although Montoya disagrees with team-mate Antonio Pizzonia that Monza will be its best chance of a victory out of the final four races of the year.

"Judging by the test, I think BAR and us are the quickest Michelin runners," he said. "Following what McLaren did in Spa I think they will actually be better in China than they will be here."

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