Montoya admits blame for Spanish spin

Fri, 26 May 2006, 12:03

Juan Pablo Montoya has belatedly admitted his role in a race-ending spin two weeks ago in Spain.

After the Barcelona race, the Colombian pinned the blame on a malfunctioning traction control system, to which Mercedes’ Norbert Haug advised the McLaren driver to be more critical of himself.

Now, in Monte Carlo for the next grand prix, 30-year-old Montoya has reluctantly put his hand up.

Montoya maintains that his car’s electronic system wasn’t behaving quite right, and that his silver car was heavy with fuel, but told ITV: ”I pushed a bit hard and … I lost it.

”There is no excuse, probably you could say (the blame) was a little bit my side as well.”

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