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Ferrari F1 Infuriated Over $27,000 Hypocrisy by the FIA Over Monaco GP Incidents

Published 05/31/2022, 7:28 AM EDT

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Scuderia Ferrari would like to forget and move past the Monaco Grand Prix race. But life is not so forgiving and the Monaco GP blunder might come back to haunt them in the long run.

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It has been a while since The Prancing Horse fought for the champions like. And now their actions point toward a lack of experience and pressure management. Especially after the disastrous Moncao race, the team needs to find some luck.


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FIA adding insult to injury by fining Ferrari

Ferrari’s disastrous strategic decisions in Monaco were extremely costly. The decisions effectively lost race leader Leclerc, his lead to his teammate first and then to two Red Bulls as well.

In addition, FIA penalized Ferrari for an incident in FP3 and reprimanded Carlos Sainz as well. A hefty fine of $26,800 was levied on Ferrari because Carlos Sainz upset Stroll in FP3. However, Nicholas Latifi did not let Sainz pass for 8 long corners during the race, which went unpunished.


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The Ferrari boss shared his thoughts on the inconsistency. Binotto said, ” We are not too happy about the fine, we think it was not the right choice because we think that as a team and a driver, we did our best to avoid it in time and not do anything wrong. We need to accept those decisions, but that does not mean that we are according to them.” (translated using Google)

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Even Sainz spoke out, demanding consistency from the stewards. He said, “What I don’t understand is why we were fined €25,000 ($26,800) as a team for harassing – I did, I accept the blame and apologize to Lance – and why other cases are not investigated and other people are fined for the same thing.”

“It cost us the race and there was no punishment. It clearly bothered us. That’s why we want more clarity and consistency, as easy as that,”

How the Nicholas Latifi incident potentially costed Carlos Sainz his first F1 win?


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Sainz is competing in F1 since 2015 but is yet to win a race. However, the Spaniard would’ve had a win in Monaco, but a lapped Latifi dampened those sights.

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During his out lap on slicks, the Williams driver held Sainz up. And Sainz lost valuable seconds, which allowed Sergio Perez to pit and over-cut him comfortably. With this, the chance of winning his first race slipped out of Sainz’s hands.


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Ferrari Admits Fast F1 Car Alone Won’t Bring Wins Amid Strategic Blunder at Monaco GP

Overall, it was a pretty disappointing race for Ferrari, with multiple errors costing them a lot of points. Something which can cost them the championship if things stay the same.

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Written by:

Mahim Suhalka


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Mahim Suhalka is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. This Sports Management post-graduate is an ardent supporter of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team and their lead driver, Lewis Hamilton. The fact that Lewis dominated one of the most expensive sports in the world for all these years, despite his humble beginnings, has been a huge inspiration for Mahim and has made him a tenured fan of the competitive sport itself.
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Ranvijay Singh