Franz Tost, Team Principal of Scuderia Toro Rosso, has just revealed the driver that he wanted to replace Sebastien Vettel for the 2009 Season—It was none other than the feisty Colombian, Juan Pablo Montoya.
Auto Motor und Sport have quoted that the Austrian approached Juan Pablo about racing for the team in the forthcoming season, and actually offered the drive, but the ex-Williams and McLaren man has turned him down.
"Unfortunately, he no longer wants to be in Formula One," Tost said.
Whilst this is not ground-breaking information, I do think that having a character such as JPM would have been good for the sport, and also shows that STR are more than happy to look outside the box!
From my perspective, I truly hope that Takuma Sato will get the drive, especially as he has now been offered another test with the team. Good old Taku always made F1 "interesting!"