McNish assessing his options for 2004

Allan McNish has said that he is "more determined than ever to succeed," after being dropped as Renault's test driver in favour of Franck Montagny

McNish assessing his options for 2004

The Scot admitted that he was disappointed to be dropped from the squad, but said that he has several options available for next season. He is understood to have some chance of a seat with Jordan-Ford.

"I am in the fortunate position of having a number of options open to me and my management team and I are assessing which path to take at the moment," said McNish. "I don't want to rush into anything but I am more determined than ever to succeed, and ultimately I will make the choice that gives me the best chance of success.

"I've had a fantastic year with Renault and would like to extend my thanks to all the team for their hard work and support during the thousands of miles I've completed this season testing the R23. I'm obviously disappointed that I won't be with the team next year, but I wish the whole team the very best of luck for the future."

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