Berger: Montoya Not as Good as Raikkonen

Juan Pablo Montoya is as fast as McLaren teammate Kimi Raikkonen but not as good as the Finn, according to former Grand Prix winner Gerhard Berger

Berger: Montoya Not as Good as Raikkonen

"Raikkonen is really good. He's a killer," Berger told Autosprint. "That's what he's like. Montoya, in my opinion, isn't.

"I don't mean to say he isn't fast, on the contrary. But he makes mistakes, he doesn't make the most of his chances. He will never be a number one, he will be an eternal number two. He is not a killer."

Colombian Montoya joined Raikkonen at McLaren this season in what promised to be a great rivalry. The Finnish driver, however, has overshadowed Montoya, scoring six wins to the Colombian's two.

Raikkonen is still fighting for the title, with Montoya 38 points behind him.

Berger believes Raikkonen should be rated very high.

"In my opinion, a guy like him should be paid around 20 million dollars per year," he said.

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