Hill backs Montoya to win title

Britain's last Formula 1 world champion Damon Hill believes that Juan Pablo Montoya has the mental edge over Michael Schumacher in this year's title fight, because he knows the German makes mistakes when he is under pressure

Hill backs Montoya to win title

Speaking to British newspaper the Guardian, Hill says he is enjoying watching his former nemesis Schumacher fight to keep his crown.

"Montoya has rather cleverly snuck up on Michael in this challenge for the championship," said Hill. "It's absolutely clear that he is the man who's going to take the fight to Michael. It's a long time since we've seen Michael under pressure on a regular basis like this.

"Michael is clearly wary of Montoya. He knows he is a tough fighter. And that's where Michael can show his Achilles heel, when he's under pressure. If he feels as though he's becoming the prey, then he gets ragged."

Hill, who lost the 1994 title after a last-race collision with Schumacher, added: "I think it wouldn't surprise anyone to know that I'm rooting for Montoya. That's not because I'm against Michael, but because I think Montoya would deserve it and it would be nice to have a change."

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