The Williams team said Monaco race winner Juan-Pablo Montoya had a problem with his car and had to take it easy towards the end of the race on Sunday.

The Williams team said Monaco race winner Juan-Pablo Montoya had a problem with his car and had to take it easy towards the end of the race on Sunday.

The reported that Williams technical director Patrick Head said they picked up a problem on Montoya’s car, but did not say what it was. "We had one or two little warnings on the data about a possible problem so we turned the wick down a bit, and that made him have to work a bit harder," he said.

Head was pleased as Williams celebrated its first victory at Monaco since 1983. "It is 20 years since our last win here with Keke Rosberg, which is a hell of a long time," said Head. "We've led it many times since but never got the car home. I'm really pleased.

“But I'm most pleased for our season because we have underperformed so far this season and I hope we can go on from here and participate a bit more.

"It's up to us to make it go on from here. It's the first race in which we've had a win and a good points finish from both cars so we've got to take it on from here."

Montoya said it was a relief to win again. "I have had chances to win. Melbourne I threw away so the pressure was on. Monza was great but this was fantastic, I am so happy. The hardest pressure was getting Kimi before the first stop .

"The car worked really well and I want to thank all the mechanics, they did a brilliant job. Everybody needed this - Ralf got pole yesterday and I got this."

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