The 2006 French Grand Prix was not an especially exciting race, and Juan Pablo Montoya was absent from it.
A few years ago, those two statements probably would have been mutually constitutive.
Even when Montoya wasn't fighting for victory, he would invariably be wheel-to-wheel with someone, somewhere. Or on his bad days, he would be hitting the headlines for being involved in some (often internecine) incident. There really was never a dull moment with JPM.