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  Monday, 19 August, 2002, 13:24 GMT 14:24 UK
Coulthard questions Montoya 'hype'
Juan Pablo Montoya and David Coulthard fight for track position at the Nurburgring
Montoya (left) and Coulthard clashed in Germany
David Coulthard has called into question Juan Pablo Montoya's racing ability after the Colombian's clash with Kimi Raikkonen at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

The Scot believes Montoya has been overhyped and is unable to accept being passed during grands prix.


People say that he has big balls, but maybe it's a case of big balls and a small brain
David Coulthar
Montoya damaged his Williams while trying to overtake Raikkonen on Sunday, and was forced off the track.

"There's all this hype about Montoya, the guy is very quick there's no question, but whenever it comes to wheel to wheel racing there's an incident," Coulthard told Autosport.com.

"Kimi pulled a fantastic manoeuvre on him and what did Montoya do?

"Throw himself off the circuit because he's got this inability to just accept that he's been passed.

"What he'd rather do is either go off or take both cars off and that to him seems to be okay, that's acceptable because you're not giving up your place."

Coulthard blamed Montoya for a similar incident at the German Grand Prix that ended both drivers' race.

"With me, we crashed and both lost points in Nurburgring, hence me being sensitive to it," said Coulthard.

"People say that he has big balls, but maybe it's a case of big balls and a small brain."

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