How Ferrari's Monza special shows there's still room for sentiment in F1
In a sport where numbers are crucial, Ferrari made a bold move at Monza, bringing out a special package and fitting fresh power units to maximize their performance. This decision was driven not only by sentiment and the pressure from the passionate tifosi, but also by their recognition that the low-downforce nature of the track suited them better. It paid off, as Carlos Sainz claimed a meaningful pole position and the team basked in the energy and support of the crowd. While Ferrari enjoyed their moment, Red Bull knew they had a strong package as well, showing that sentiment can still play a part in strategic decisions in Formula 1.