Lewis Hamilton was emphatic in the aftermath of the Monaco Grand Prix. Sebastian Vettel beat Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen to victory and extended his lead over Hamilton to 25 points in the Formula 1 world championship. But Hamilton was left in no doubt as to the reason Vettel won this race, coming from behind at a circuit where overtaking is near-impossible.
"It's clear to me Ferrari have chosen their number one driver, so they're going to be pushing everything to make sure Sebastian will get the maximum on all of his weekends," Hamilton said. "With the strategy, it's very hard for the leading car to get jumped by the second car unless the team decide to favour the other car, so that's very clear."
Ferrari has a history of favouring one driver over another in F1. Michael Schumacher was undisputed number one during his long and successful spell at Maranello; Fernando Alonso was clearly favoured over Felipe Massa during their time with the Scuderia - even during a period when team orders were outlawed.