Thursday 29th November 2001
A spat inside the Williams camp became public with boss Patrick Head’s attack on Ralf Schumacher over the German’s approach to testing. “He hasn’t got much patience to check data with the engineers, to study the next day’s programme or to discuss things he doesn’t like in the car. Juan [Pablo Montoya] does all that and has a better understanding for the car.” Head’s comments came after Schumacher went on record as saying: “I don’t know exactly why but Frank Williams and Montoya are closer. Frank loves Juan.” Schumacher finished fourth in the 2001 and 2002 drivers’ championship and remained with Williams until the end of 2004.