Monteiro: Montoya to Blame for Incident

Tiago Monteiro has suggested Juan Pablo Montoya was to blame for the incident that forced the Colombian into a spin during the Turkish Grand Prix

Monteiro: Montoya to Blame for Incident

Montoya lapped the Jordan driver with three laps remaining, but Monteiro touched the rear of the McLaren when Montoya changed his line to move right in front of the Jordan under braking.

The Portuguese said the drivers had talked about such moves, and claimed it was Montoya who was in the wrong.

"Montoya overtook me and shut the door in a braking zone," said Monteiro. "I could not avoid pushing him as I was blind and lost all the downforce.

"I am really sorry for him as he was fighting for a podium but we have talked a lot during the briefings that we should not move positions in braking areas.

"I do not really know what happened as I have not talked to him yet."

Both drivers managed to continue in the race, although Montoya said later his rear diffuser had been damaged as a consequence of the incident. The McLaren driver went off the track moments later and allowed Fernando Alonso to take second place.

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