Ted Kravitz has admitted that Ferrari will be seriously disappointed with their performance in Monaco this weekend.
Reviewing Sunday’s action on Ted’s Notebook, Kravitz discussed another disappointing weekend for the Italian team.
Ferrari went into the weekend chasing down Mercedes and Aston Martin in the Constructors’ Championship.
He looked in good shape as he briefly went fastest in the final qualifying session on Saturday.
Two immense laps from Verstappen and Fernando Alonso pushed him down to third on the grid, while Carlos Sainz qualified fifth.
Leclerc was then given a three-place grid penalty for impeding McLaren driver Lando Norris.
As Kravitz suggested, things didn’t get much better for Ferrari on Sunday at Monaco.
Collisions, bad timing and the weather saw both cars drop further down the order.
Kravitz bemoans Ferrari performance in Monaco
Reviewing Ferrari’s weekend, Kravitz said: “Not a good day, there’s no getting around it, it’s been a really bad day from Ferrari.
“Yes Charles Leclerc had the penalty and recovering from that was always going to be difficult.
“He finished P6, Carlos Sainz finished P8. Both started on the hard tyre, Sainz pushing [Esteban] Ocan and broke his front wing.
“He stayed out and pitted before Ocon, but even with the slow pit for Ocon, Sainz stayed behind.
“I mean the Alpine was clearly a quicker car than the Ferrari today.”
Carlos Sainz saw a chance to earn a much-needed podium but ended up damaging his front wing trying to overtake Esteban Ocon.
The Alpine driver deservedly earned his second career podium, with Ferrari ending up sixth and eighth at the chequered flag.
Ferrari will likely agree with what Kravitz said about their weekend in Monaco, which sums up a poor start to the season.
Given Mercedes appeared to take a wrong direction in the development of their car, they should easily be challenging Aston Martin to be the best of the rest.
However, driver error and poor strategy has seen them fall further behind their closest rivals.
They have the opportunity to immediately recover from that disappointment in Barcelona this weekend.