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Montoya hungry for a victory 04 Apr 2003

Juan Pablo Montoya (COL) Williams.
Formula One World Championship, Rd3, Brazilian Grand Prix, Preparations, Interlagos, Brazil, 3 April 2003

Having come so close to victory in Australia, Juan Pablo Montoya is keen to make amends in Brazil this weekend - his closest thing to a 'home' race.

The Colombian believes that aerodynamic improvements to the BMW Williams will help.

"I don't think that when our new car was launched in Barcelona last January we all expected it to be immediately quick. The FW25 is a much better car than last year's as it is based on a completely revised design but its true performance hasn't been shown yet. We need time to know this car and manage to improve and refine it. The FW25 has progressed throughout the last tests and this proves that we are going in the right direction. It's easy to say that the aerodynamics still needs some improvement but in today's Formula One almost 70 percent of the lap time is determined by this. Every little improvement in that area affects the performance of the car very much and this is what it's almost all about in Formula One: downforce!

"We've done well over the last two years at Interlagos so hopefully we can produce another good result. It seems to suit our package. My intention is to try and make up for the victory that slipped through my hands in 2001, but I expect this will be quite difficult."