Montoya shakes Michael Schumacher's throne

Juan Pablo Montoya says he is giving the throne of reigning world champion Michael Schumacher a good shaking. After receiving a drive-through penalty for tangling with Schumacher at the start of the Malaysian Grand Prix, Montoya went on to follow...

Juan Pablo Montoya says he is giving the throne of reigning world champion Michael Schumacher a good shaking. After receiving a drive-through penalty for tangling with Schumacher at the start of the Malaysian Grand Prix, Montoya went on to follow team mate Ralf Schumacher home for a Williams 1-2 finish and to put the team at the top of the constructors' standings. The Colombian admitted he loves the challenge of fighting Michael Schumacher most of all.

"I love to fight and most of all against Michael," said Montoya who has passed the German five times in his career so far. "I'm paid for speeding and not for braking. As Michael came to Formula One, he shook at the throne of Senna, so now I'm shaking at his."

Former Grand Prix driver Hans Stuck said that Montoya and Schumacher relished the duel: "Both Juan Pablo and Michael had shining eyes during their eye-to-eye conversation after the race," said Stuck. "They are both looking forward to another fight."

With two way telemetry now legal, Williams revealed that they chose to reduce Montoya's rev-limit by 250rpm during the Malaysian race by using computers. Montoya thinks the new technology will be helpful: "We're only just starting with the new telemetry, but I think it's going to be a big help during the races." He said.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya
Teams Williams