People will not look back on the 2017 Monaco Grand Prix fondly because of the excitement of the racing, but because a home team (of sorts) scored a convincing one-two finish. Per square kilometre, there are more Ferraris in Monaco than anywhere else in the world so what better advertisement for your business than a Ferrari one-two in Monte Carlo?
Monaco is always a bit of a procession, and when poleman Kimi Raikkonen led away, with everyone else more or less in grid order filing their way through Lowe's hairpin, I thought we were in for a long afternoon - and that's what it turned out to be up until the last 10 or so laps.
The two Ferraris pulled away with ease from Valtteri Bottas's Mercedes and the two Red Bulls. Very soon there was at least a two-second gap between cars, showing how these new 2017 cars just can't follow each other.