Montoya: Ferrari team orders were 'ridiculous'

Juan Pablo Montoya has criticised Ferrari's decision to order Rubens Barrichello to move over for Michael Schumacher as "ridiculous"

Montoya: Ferrari team orders were 'ridiculous'

The Williams-BMW driver's comments made it obvious that despite speculation that Maranello is courting him for the future, he will never consider a move while Schumacher is there.

"This seems ridiculous to me - especially at the beginning of the season," he said after the Austrian Grand Prix. "It proves that Ferrari is a very bad team for any other driver to be in while Schumacher is there."

Barrichello was called on to surrender second place to the world champion in the last three laps.

Team principal Jean Todt had to ask him several times over the radio until he agreed. But even then he only slowed for the final few hundred yards to demonstrate that he was being forced to surrender his hard-earned second place.

After the race the Brazilian was clearly disappointed and refused to discuss it with the media until he had met team bosses.

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