DC: Don't believe the Montoya hype

David Coulthard has slammed Williams star Juan Pablo Montoya's race ethics for the way he ran off the road while trying to defend seventh place from Kimi Raikkonen in the Hungarian Grand Prix

DC: Don't believe the Montoya hype

Montoya tore vital aerodynamic pieces from the front of his car as he bounced over the gravel, rendering the FW24 almost undriveable at one of the most high-downforce tracks on the calendar. Coming on the back of a disappointing qualifying session, in which he was a second slower than team-mate Ralf Schumacher, Coulthard thinks that Montoya's status as heir-apparent to Michael Schumacher is misplaced.

"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," said the Scot, who recovered from a poor starting position to take fifth in the race. "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.

"Kimi pulled a fantastic manoeuvre on him and what did Montoya do? 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.

"People say that he has big balls, but maybe it's a case of big balls and a small brain."

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