Ralf didn't move over for Montoya...

Ralf Schumacher failed to hear instructions from his Williams team to move out of team mate Juan-Pablo Montoya's way during the French Grand Prix, but it is unclear whether he ignored team orders on his way to finishing in second place

Ralf didn't move over for Montoya...

The 26-year-old German was being shadowed by Montoya and claimed that he had "radio problems" from the start. But in the later stages of the race he was caught by the Colombian, who was racing on harder rubber.

"Juan Pablo preferred the feel of the car on harder tyres," said Williams technical director Patrick Head. "When he caught Ralf our concern was that he was going so slowly they were both dropping into Barrichello and Coulthard's clutches.

"If that had continued we could have found ourselves finishing fourth and fifth. So we asked Ralf to either move over or come into the pits for new tyres. I understand he certainly went past the pits a couple of times after we asked him to do that but there was a radio problem."

Schumacher eventually did come in for his second stop, but while he thundered back into the action to finish second, Montoya was forced to retire late in the race with a blown engine.

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