Michael Schumacher will win the 2006 world championship and then retire, departed McLaren driver Juan Pablo Montoya thinks.
”Surely he is smart enough to do that,” the 30-year-old, who acrimoniously left McLaren last month to start a NASCAR career for 2007, told Colombian newspaper ‘El Tiempo’.
”Michael will win, and if he does he will stop,” said Montoya. ”If not, what I have avoided could happen to him.”
Montoya insists that a seven time world champion like Schumacher should not quit the sport ‘a loser’.
Seven time grand prix winner Montoya, meanwhile, also let off a bit of steam following his formula one exit, insisting that he was ‘bored’ with the pinnacle of racing.
”There were too many (car) failures,” he explained, ”and it is no fun to be fighting for fifth or sixth places.”