Ferrari's Monza package not just for sentiment – Clear
According to Jock Clear, Ferrari’s decision to bring a bespoke package to the Italian Grand Prix despite the cost cap limitations was the right call performance-wise. Carlos Sainz took pole position at Monza, while Charles Leclerc finished third, proving that the low-downforce car suited Ferrari well at their home race. Clear acknowledged that the unique characteristics of Monza made it a circuit that would benefit Ferrari greatly, and it was evident early in the season that lower downforce was working well for the team. Clear believes that beating Red Bull, who were competitive despite not bringing a specific wing package for Monza, is a significant achievement, considering the strength of their car and driver.