Crimson Bull has been left irritated that penalties have value Verstappen a race win, a pole place and a quickest lap level to this point this season.
The staff’s motorsport advisor Helmut Marko prompt after the Portuguese Grand Prix, when a large second for Verstappen noticed his quickest lap time deleted, that F1 wants to change its approach to coping with monitor limits.
Seven-time F1 winner Montoya says he joins followers in relishing the head-to-head contest between Hamilton and Verstappen this yr, however says issues are being overshadowed by the ever-present monitor limits debate.
Talking completely to Motorsport.TV Reside in regards to the F1 title battle, Montoya stated: “I feel it is nice. I feel it is nice for TV to have, particularly two groups going at it.
“I feel F1 within the final couple years was lacking that slightly bit. Having the 2, Crimson Bull and Mercedes, go at it like that, it has been lots of enjoyable.
“However I might say it has been slightly too controversial with the monitor limits. I do know they’re making an attempt to make the tracks safer with runoffs and every thing, however it’s so laborious to manage, and [understand] why typically it is proper and [sometimes] it’s fallacious.
Max Verstappen, Crimson Bull Racing RB16B
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“When it is a judgement name, it’s totally tough. I do not envy the stewards of F1 coping with this.”
Montoya believes, nonetheless, that Crimson Bull’s frustration at being on the receiving finish of the monitor restrict penalties is solely making the staff ever extra decided to beat Mercedes.
“I am excited as a result of I feel it is simply elevating the anger degree at Crimson Bull,” he stated. “They actually wish to beat Mercedes actually, actually dangerous, and that simply makes it cool to look at.
“You recognize, Marko just isn’t a man with lots of endurance and I would not suppose Max is both, so in the event that they get an opportunity to go for it, they are going to.”
Nevertheless, Montoya believes that Hamilton’s expertise, allied to the type of luck he had at Imola when a pink flag saved him from being lapped after he ran off-track, will make him a troublesome prospect for Verstappen to beat.
“Take a look at Imola, he [Hamilton] made an enormous mistake, and went off the racetrack,” stated the Colombian.
“And he’s fortunate sufficient that they pink flag the race, he will get in the best place, and he takes benefit of these alternatives and completed second.
“So how do you beat Lewis when you might have that quantity of luck and expertise? It is rather tough.”