Montoya: Ralf races harder with me

Juan Pablo Montoya reckons his Williams team-mate Ralf Schumacher races harder with him on the track than he does with anyone else - and the Colmbian does not understand why

Montoya: Ralf races harder with me

The pair clashed in the United States Grand Prix and cost the team a podium finish at Indianapolis.

Montoya told this week's Motorsport News: "Sometimes you see harder racing from Ralf with me than with anybody else. You don't see Ralf changing lines to block Michael [Schumacher] down the straight, do you?

"The only guy he changes his racing against to be harder is me, and that shouldn't be. If you are racing hard with me then you should race hard with everybody. It is not like I am nice to everybody except Ralf."

Montoya also pointed out that Williams suffers in its battle with Ferrari because of its stance against team orders.

"For the fans it is better, and that is probably what Frank [Williams] and Patrick [Head] want, they want to see some racing.

"But from a team perspective we are actually worse off than Ferrari. At the Nurburgring if I hadn't moved out of the way [Ralf] would have taken me off.

"At Monza he went straight and got a penalty and when he was going to let me by the way he wanted to, it was his fault that Rubens [Barrichello] went by."

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