Juan Pablo Montoya was not in a happy mood when he left Indianapolis for his home in Miami on the evening of Sunday, July 2nd. Following on from his abortive outing in Canada, the last thing he needed was a first lap incident in America, his biggest event of the year as far as fans from his home country are involved.
The fact that the shunt involved his teammate did not exactly help. Publicly, Ron Dennis went out of his way not to apportion blame, but what went on behind the scenes may have been a little different.
After the race, Montoya was seen in animated discussion with McLaren F1 CEO Martin Whitmarsh outside the McLaren hospitality and office area. McLaren are normally paranoid about doing their dirty washing behind closed doors, and clearly the Colombian was agitated enough not to worry about who was watching.