The BMW WilliamsF1 team have revealed that they are in no rush to find a replacement for Juan Pablo Montoya, who will join Team McLaren-Mercedes in 2005, despite the fact another potential option evaporated yesterday, following news that Rubens Barrichello has inked a new deal with Ferrari.

Speaking to British newspaper, The Independent today, team boss, Sir Frank Williams said that the matter was not crucial at this stage of the year.

"We are not giving the question of 2005 too much thought right now," said Williams. "We are alert, but I'm not standing on the street corner keeping a look-out."

So who could replace Montoya and potentially Ralf Schumacher, should the two parties fail to come to an agreement?

...Well current F1 insiders predict that Mark Webber and Jenson Button could both end up at the team next year, providing their performances continue to impress in 2004, others have also mentioned Nico Rosberg and Nelson Piquet Jr, both of whom have tested for the team, and it was announced yesterday, will do so again in the coming weeks.

'Third driver' Marc Gene is also a possibility, following his outstanding performance at the Italian GP last season, when he stood in for the injured Ralf Schumacher, as is Brazilian GP winner, Giancarlo Fisichella.

 

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