Montoya unsure of reason for race exit

Juan Pablo Montoya said he was unsure why he crashed out of the Canadian Grand Prix with less than a third of the race run

Montoya unsure of reason for race exit

And the Williams-BMW rookie refused to concede he was driving too aggressively as he hit the barriers on the exit of L'Epingle.

The Colombian, who has come under fire this weekend because of his style of driving and his outspoken comments, lost control of his car when he hit a kerb on lap 20.

His car was thrown offline, up a kerb and into a crash barrier. Ferrari's Rubens Barrichello, who was chasing him nose to tail after an earlier spin, was unfortunate to get caught in the action. He was forced to swerve and also slid into the barriers and into retirement.

"I don't know exactly what happened," said Montoya, who also slid out of the race in Monaco a fortnight ago. "I was not driving too aggressively.

"I could have made a mistake or there could have been something wrong with the car," he added. "It was really strange because I was doing the same as I had been all the laps before, but the car reacted weirdly and that was it."

Montoya also refused to directly shoulder the blame for Barrichello's exit.

"I didn't touch him. He just had to react to what was happening in front of him," he said.

Montoya's team mate Ralf Schumacher went on to give Williams its second victory of the season.

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