Coulthard not happy with Montoya

Coulthard not happy with Montoya

Davis Coulthard has once again criticized Juan Pablo Montoya for his on track antics, saying the Williams driver can't accept being overtaken. Coulthard and Montoya touched cars at the Nurburgring as the McLaren tried to pass the Colombian, ...

Davis Coulthard has once again criticized Juan Pablo Montoya for his on track antics, saying the Williams driver can't accept being overtaken. Coulthard and Montoya touched cars at the Nurburgring as the McLaren tried to pass the Colombian, resulting in them both being forced to retire.

David Coulthard.
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"There's all this hype about Montoya, the guy is very quick there's no question, and I think his qualifying earlier in the year showed that," Coulthard said. "But whenever it comes to wheel to wheel racing, there's an incident. With me, we crashed and both lost points in Nurburgring, hence me being sensitive to it."

In yesterday's Hungarian GP, it was Coulthard's team mate Kimi Raikkonen that tangled with Montoya. Under pressure from the young Finn, Montoya went wide over the curb and damaged the underside of his car. Raikkonen got past at the next corner as Montoya again went wide onto the grass.

"Kimi pulled a fantastic manoeuvre on him and what did Montoya do?" Coulthard commented. "Throw himself off the circuit because he's got this inability to just accept that he's been passed. What he'd rather do is either go off or take both cars off and that to him seems to be okay, that's acceptable because you're not giving up your place. Sometimes you've got to just give it up."

Montoya struggled with the Williams for the remainder of the race and finished eleventh while Raikkonen and Coulthard came home fourth and fifth after McLaren beat other front runners in the second pit stop.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya
Teams McLaren , Williams