Carlos Sainz Jr. of Spain driving the (16) Scuderia Ferrari SF21 during practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Monaco at Circuit de Monaco on May 20, 2021 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco.
Photo by Dan Istitene – Formula 1/Formula 1
• Ferrari’s performance was night and day at the last two Formula One races.
• It was also Lewis Hamilton’s worst qualifying performance and race weekend since Hockenheim in 2018.
• Just how did Ferrari have the upper hand in Monte Carlo?
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The contrasts could not have been more significant. It was Hamilton’s worst qualifying performance since Hockenheim in 2018; and Ferrari’s first pole position after Mexico in 2019. In the period that followed, at the start of 2020, the Italian squad epically fell from grace after being caught cheating the FIA’s mandated fuel flow regulations, which, after being neutered through sanction, further hampered by an off-the-mark aerodynamic concept, made them endure their second worst-ever season in F1.
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