Franck Montagny Suspended for Two Years by FIA

Formula E driver Franck Montagny has been handed a two year suspension by the FIA, following a hearing in Paris.

The Frenchman tested positive for Benzoylecgonine, a derivative of cocaine, after finishing 15th at the Putrajaya ePrix on November 22.

The FIA Anti Doping Disciplinary Committee (ADC) concluded that Montagny had breached Article 2.1 of the FIA’s anti-doping policy, for the presence of an illicit substance in his post-race sample.

Montagny had been provisionally suspended on December 23 after the traces were discovered. Upon the result of the hearing the ADC has subsequently nullified Montagny’s race results between the Putrajaya ePrix and December 23 2014, alongside a ban on his racing licence that will expire on December 23 2016.

It remains to be seen whether or not the 37 year old, who made seven Formula 1 starts for Super Aguri in 2006, will decide to retire from motorsport following the decision.