Montoya Positive after First MP4-20 Test

Colombian Juan Pablo Montoya was positive after testing the new McLaren-Mercedes car at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona today.

Montoya Positive after First MP4-20 Test

Colombian Juan Pablo Montoya was positive after testing the new McLaren-Mercedes car at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona today.

Montoya took over from teammate Kimi Raikkonen after the Finn worked with the new MP4-20 since Monday, when the car was unveiled. The Colombian, joining McLaren from Williams this season, was hampered by the low track temperatures in Spain.

Despite that, however, Montoya was happy with his first taste of the new car.

"Since seeing the MP4-20 for the first time on Monday I have been looking forward to getting my hands on it, so it was great to get behind the wheel today although our running has been affected by the cold weather," said the Colombian.

"I completed the installation lap shortly after 9am, and the conditions were very slippery, as the track temperature was between -2 and 0 degrees. After waiting for a couple of hours to allow the circuit to get warmer, we have now just completed a longer timed run.

"I have been able to start to learn about the handling and feel of the car, which so far is positive, and I can't wait to put more miles on it later today and during tomorrow's session."

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