Montoya: Failure Cost me Victory

Juan Pablo Montoya believes the driveshaft failure that put him out of the Hungarian Grand Prix almost certainly cost him victory

Montoya: Failure Cost me Victory

The Colombian had been leading the event on a different strategy from teammate Kimi Raikkonen when he was forced out with the failure.

Had he continued, the likelihood is that he would have comfortably headed home a McLaren one-two.

"I think that it was a driveshaft that broke, which is just one of those things that happen when you are pushing everything to the limit like we are at the moment," he said.

"Everyone back at base has been working really hard and it is just disappointing not to finish. I did what I had to do during the race.

"I knew Kimi was three stopping so there was no need to be in his way considering he was on a different strategy to me. However I feel that this was a race that I definitely could have won and a one-two for the team would have been a great reward to us all."

Despite another mechanical failure for McLaren, which had badly hurt the team's Championship chances, team boss Ron Dennis has insisted that they will not ease up in their push for performance.

"Of course we are running the cars on the limit and sometimes beyond, but we will continue as before to attempt to win each and every one of the remaining races," said Dennis.

"We will not sacrifice pace for reliability, but nevertheless we will increase our efforts to address this weakness."

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