Juan Pablo Montoya says he still much to learn about driving in Formula One, despite the reputation that precedes him as a racer.

The Colombian looked set for a points finish on his debut with the Williams-BMW team in Melbourne two weeks ago, only to be robbed by a late engine failure on the FW23, but admits that he still has much to take in having made the switch back to grands prix after two successful years in the American CART series.

"I learned a lot of things in my first grand prix," he said, "My aim is to learn something new and to improve in every race.

"As a Formula One driver, I consider myself to be a complete rookie, because racing here is completely different to anything that I've done before. There are a lot of things I have to learn. I have to learn to understand the car, learn how much I can push the car without killing it before the end of the race and stuff like that.

"I didn't go to the end of the race in Australia, so I don't know if I was pushing the brakes too hard. There are a lot of things that are still a lot of questions marks."

 

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