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Gary Anderson: Monza disaster shows Ferrari’s problems

AUTOSPORT technical expert GARY ANDERSON believes the way of thinking at Maranello needs to change if the Scuderia is going to live up to expectations

No amount of money would have made me willing to be at Maranello on Monday morning as part of a team that had endured one of its least successful home grands prix.

I saw Ferrari's former team principal, Stefano Domenicali, at Monza. He looked very happy after his departure in April, and there's no doubt he feels exactly the same as me.

Can you imagine it? Ferrari's most important race, in front of tens of thousands of fans, not to mention the millions watching on television. Before any penalties were issued, its cars qualified seventh and 12th, with Kimi Raikkonen moving up to 11th after Daniil Kvyat was given a 10-place grid penalty.

During my time as a technical director in Formula 1 with Jordan and Stewart, we would have been super-pissed-off with this performance. And we were never in as strong a position either budget-wise or expectation-wise as Ferrari.

But in comparison to race day, Saturday was a good day for them. For it got worse on Sunday, with Alonso retiring with an ERS problem and Raikkonen finishing 10th on-the-road, but moving up to ninth once Kevin Magnussen got his five-second penalty.

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