Coulthard annoyed with Montoya

Coulthard annoyed with Montoya

David Coulthard was not best pleased with Juan Pablo Montoya after they collided in the European Grand Prix yesterday and described the Colombian as being "all over the place". Coulthard attempted to pass Montoya by going round the outside of the...

David Coulthard was not best pleased with Juan Pablo Montoya after they collided in the European Grand Prix yesterday and described the Colombian as being "all over the place". Coulthard attempted to pass Montoya by going round the outside of the Williams at the first corner. Montoya clipped the kerb and the rear of his car hit the McLaren when he bounced off, sending both of them out of the race.

David Coulthard.
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Montoya apologized afterwards and said his tyres had deteriorated and he'd lost performance but Coulthard was not mollified: "He (Montoya) knew the state of his car and there is a time when you just can't fight," said the Scot. "There is no glory in both cars not finishing. It sits very well with the Montoya image in F1 but the guy is all over the place. It is hardly surprising that he hasn't won more races because I think he is very inconsistent in the race."

"We've seen brilliant qualifying performances from him this year but he needs to calm it down in the race. Sometimes you just have to say, 'I ain't quick enough; on you go'. Sometimes you have to think of the big picture. In this race last year, Ralf (Schumacher) was behind me but I let him through because he was the only guy who could challenge Michael (Schumacher)."

"In hindsight obviously I regret having a go around the outside because there is a bigger risk than on the inside," Coulthard added, about the chance he took on overtaking Montoya. "But that was the opportunity that was presented to me because he blocked the inside on the straight, which is fair enough, and you've got to go for it."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya
Teams McLaren , Williams