By Erica Southey - Motorsport.com In the latest update to the Michael Schumacher versus Juan-Pablo Montoya saga, Montoya says that Schumacher Snr is trying to get to him so Williams will favour brother Ralf. According to Montoya, Schumacher Snr...
By Erica Southey - Motorsport.com
In the latest update to the Michael Schumacher versus Juan-Pablo Montoya saga, Montoya says that Schumacher Snr is trying to get to him so Williams will favour brother Ralf. According to Montoya, Schumacher Snr is blowing things well out of proportion, making a big deal out of nothing.
Since the Austrian GP there's no love lost between the Ferrari and Williams driver. Montoya stuck to his guns making it hard for the German to pass him. An incident at corner two saw both go off losing them valuable places with Montoya later retiring due to hydraulic failure. Montoya outbraked himself and lost the back end of the car while Schumacher was pushing towards Montoya. In many's viewpoint, it was a mere racing incident, which could have happened to anyone.
Montoya is no novice to the politics and no holds barred racing, having been through the ranks of CART. Montoya made it clear that he is in Formula 1 to race and not just let anyone through because their status allows it. Montoya said that the only way Schumacher Snr will get past him is; if he does it on his own merit, since he doesn't have a right to be let through, because he is Michael Schumacher.
The hype surrounding this talented driver is justified, because he has demonstrated that he is more than able to hold his own against the best. Similar to the move at the Austrian GP, Montoya braked late into the first corner to pass Schumacher showing off that powerful BMW engine at the Interlagos circuit in Brazil. Since then eyes have been following the Colombian with keen interest.
Montoya came back to remind others what Formula 1 racing should be all about, bringing back memories of the famous Senna vs Prost battle. Montoya's message is clear: "if you can't take the heat, stay out of the kitchen."
A good dose of reality every now and again gets things back into perspective.