Montoya pleased to be ahead of Schuey

Juan Pablo Montoya adopted a conservative approach to qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix, focussing on outpacing chief title rival Michael Schumacher rather than aiming for pole position

Montoya pleased to be ahead of Schuey

The Williams star qualified fourth on the grid for the race, but has a good chance of closing the six-point gap to the championship leader, who only qualified eighth.

"I could have gone quicker than I actually did but after being very fast in sector one I took the conservative way and really paced myself because I wanted to make sure to get a good lap in," said Montoya. "I am fighting for the Championship especially with Michael, of course, and the most important thing is starting ahead of him tomorrow. I think we've got a really good race car and it's going to be an interesting race."

Ralf Schumacher was the faster of the Williams duo, claiming second position on the grid behind Fernando Alonso. The result gave the German a renewed reason to be thankful that his 10 place grid penalty for causing the three-car pile-up at the start of the German GP was changed on appeal to a $50,000 fine.

"Being on the front row is obviously nice," said Schumacher. "It is obviously a big relief that my 10 places on the grid penalty was cancelled and I can actually start from the place I fought for. However, I am starting from the dirty side of the race which is not the best place to be."

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