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Last Updated: Thursday, 8 May, 2003, 19:49 GMT 20:49 UK
Montoya urges Williams forward
Juan Pablo Montoya in the pits during the Spanish Grand Prix
Williams work on Montoya in Spain but he finishes in fifth place

Juan Pablo Montoya has called for the Williams team to work together to try and kick-start their season.

The Oxfordshire-based outfit have only had one podium finish this season when the Colombian settled for second place in the opening Australian Grand Prix.

And despite the fact that Montoya and team-mate Ralf Schumacher finished fourth and fifth in Spain last weekend, Montoya says the season has been disappointing.

"I think everybody is surprised at themselves over the lack of performance during the weekend and we need to step up our game," said Montoya.

We have to work together to get the best with what we have got
Juan Pablo Montoya

"It is good that we got points out of it for the team but it will be a big wake-up call for everybody in the team including the drivers.

"Everybody wants to win again and we have to work to make it better."

Team boss Frank Williams had hoped that the launch of the new BMW-powered FW25 would be able to challenge the dominance of Ferrari and McLaren.

But the car has not lived up to expectations and testing is continuing in earnest ahead of the next Formula One race in Austria.

"I know the team is trying really hard to win," said Montoya.

"We have got to work together to get the best with what we have got.

"If you have got a car that could finish third then you should want to try and make it finish second."




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