BMW WilliamsF1 Team driver Juan Pablo Montoya has recorded three consecutive
pole positions, Monaco, Canada and most recently, the Nurburgring, however the
Colombian has failed to capitalize from the placing, retiring twice from engine
failure and once from an impact with the McLaren of David
While the engine failures were beyond his control, Juan Pablo is putting part of the blame on teammate Ralf Schumacher for the result in last weekend's European Grand Prix, claiming that a first corner touch between the two damaged the steering on his FW24 and saw him drop back into the clutches of the McLaren driver.
Ralf started alongside Montoya and as they raced to the first corner, Juan claims Ralf tried too hard to get past him for the lead, making him go off line to avoid a collision.
"If I had not moved off the line, it's possible both of our races would have ended there," Montoya told Autosport magazine. "I went and had a word with the team after the race because if you are racing with your teammate, you have got to think a little bit about the other guy. I could have gone out wide, pushed him into the gravel and spun him out. We need to be a bit more careful in that respect. You could argue that he did a better job than me because he got ahead but he did hit me. The impact was small but it bent my steering arm. From then on I went backwards. The car felt horrible."