Monte observation, question maybe spoiler to some.
Why did Michael slam on his brakes in the tunnel?
Is he really going to cry foul?
My opinion is, that he slammed on is brakes and JPM had no where to go but to the inside and then Michael took the line and JPM was already there.
I think actually JPM and the others should cry foul on Michael for almost stopping in the tunnel almost causing a chain reaction.
I see no reason for JPM to have appologized.
MS made a foolish mistake if he truly was trying to put space between himself and the safety car.
Aparently MS was trying to keep his brakes warm.
Both drivers were called before stewards but no actions taken against either driver.
Why do you guys think he slammed the brakes?
I think somethink probably went wrong with the car. I say smoke comming only from the left wheel, in a straight line generally both wheels will lock at the same time
the question is...why was JPM so close since he
however there was a certain elemant of the famous MS brain fade in action there as well....<p align=center>
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Maybe that\'s *exactly* why...
...seeing Schumi's terrible race starts, maybe he could get by on the restart. Not that it was in any way reality, but JPM is gonna try, you know that. He doesn't want the final stats to say -1 in the lap column. The bigger question to me...brake test JPM, in a tunnel, with a bunch of garbage on the road. Not smart. Like you said, brain fade. It seemed to be contagious during that race.
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MS Explanation...which is BS IMO
Michael Schumacher took a swipe at long-time Formula One adversary Juan Pablo Montoya after seeing his record hopes shattered in the Monaco Grand Prix.
Schumacher was chasing his sixth win from six races which would have been the best-ever start to a season, but he did not even get to the end of the race after a clash with Montoya.
During the second safety car period, brought about after Fernando Alonso crashed his Renault, world champion Schumacher was warming the brakes on his Ferrari.
That crucial procedure when driving behind a safety car involves accelerating hard over a short distance and then slamming on the brakes - a potentially dangerous move when cars are travelling close together.
Schumacher, who was leading at the time, fell foul of the practice when he suddenly slowed under the Monaco tunnel and Montoya nipped to the inside.
Schumacher squeezed him against the wall and the pair collided, with the German forced to retire after bouncing into the wall and destroying his suspension.
After a race in which Renault's Jarno Trulli broke his grand prix duck, Schumacher was less than complementary about Montoya.
The Colombian accused Schumacher of deliberately running him off the road at the San Marino Grand Prix, but world governing body the FIA decided no action was necessary then or yesterday.
Schumacher said: "Firstly I want to congratulate Jarno, he did a fantastic job and I am very happy for him.
"I don't think I could have really challenged him, but nevertheless when the accident with Montoya happened I was leading the race, so the situation is that the race leader was knocked out of the race after being hit by a backmarker.
"I am sure there was no deliberate intention on his part and I accept the steward's decision.
"I was accelerating and braking just as we do when we go to the grid and in the standard way when running behind the safety car.
"The tunnel was not even the first place I had done it as I had used the same procedure earlier in the lap."
Montoya felt he could not have avoided contact.
The Williams driver, who finished fourth, said: "With regards the contact with Michael in the tunnel, he braked very hard as he was warming up his brakes and I moved to the right side of the track to avoid him but the gap narrowed and we touched."
Schumacher heads to home ground at the Nurburgring for the European Grand Prix after the unique experience of being beaten this season.
He is hoping to avenge yesterday's performance though.
He said: "After not the most successful weekend for us, I am really looking forward to next weekend when we will be at the Nurburgring for one of my home races."
Thanks for that!!!