Montoya’s exit ‘disrupted’ McLaren

McLaren’s Chief Executive Martin Whitmarsh has admitted that Juan Pablo Montoya’s early exit from the team last season was a ‘disruption’. He hinted that Montoya’s end to his Formula 1 career may have influenced McLaren’s failure to win a race. “We can try and apportion blame and responsibility there, but it didn’t work out,” he explained. “Whether it was 90 per cent his fault and 10 per cent ours or vice versa – he didn’t really blend in. He didn’t really blend in at Williams either, but we hoped we could achieve more with Juan than we did.”