Williams-BMW team boss Frank Williams is disappointed that Ralf Schumacher did not make a conscious effort to pass his brother and Ferrari rival Michael to take the lead of the Canadian Grand Prix.

Williams-BMW team boss Frank Williams is disappointed that Ralf Schumacher did not make a conscious effort to pass his brother and Ferrari rival Michael to take the lead of the Canadian Grand Prix.

Ralf finished second at the weekend, pocketing eight championship points for the Grove-based team, but according to , Sir Frank was less than happy with the outcome of the race.

The Williams-BMW driver started from pole position but narrowly lost the lead of the race after his first pit stop. In the laps leading up to his second pit stop and then the latter part of the race, Ralf remained in second place and within one second of his brother, but could not pass the five-time world champion’s Ferrari F-2003 GA.

Sir Frank was quoted as saying that Ralf did not make “a conscious effort” to pass his brother. Instead he believed Ralf’s team-mate, Juan-Pablo Montoya, would have had the best chance of victory.

"I've got to be careful what I say, but possibly Juan would have had a bigger go (at passing Schumacher)," Sir Frank said. "But I'm not so sure that he could have got close enough to have a go."

Having finished just 0,7 seconds behind Michael, Ralf said it was more vital to score points for the team than risk it all on attempting to overtake the Ferrari which, he says, he was never close enough to do.

“Well, I was never close to even try, that’s why I didn’t ,” he said. “Maybe some might think again that I took it too easy but if there is no possibility I won’t try it. There’s eight points for the team and it was important for Juan and me to both score points.

But this isn’t the first time Ralf has been criticised for not challenging Michael. Similar criticism was levelled against the German following last year’s Brazilian Grand Prix, where he also claimed he wasn’t close enough to make an attempt at overtaking his brother.

Original article from Car