Mistakes creating more mistakes at Ferrari claims Juan Pablo Montoya

Former F1 driver Juan Pablo Montoya has said the pressure and will to win at Ferrari is actually working against them in their bid to catch Red Bull.

The Scuderia started this campaign well and there was genuine hope among the Tifosi that their wait for a world championship would come to an end this year.

However, since the Australian Grand Prix back in April things have gradually got worse and worse for the team, with them now up against it in both championship fights.

Speaking about that to Vegas Insider, then, Montoya believes that the pressure and wanting to win is actually hampering Ferrari, and their rush to succeed is causing more mistakes:

“Everybody in Ferrari is in hot water and nobody wants to make a mistake and nobody wants to get blamed and then everybody starts putting pressure. When you start making mistakes, the pressure comes. Even for the mechanics. The guys making mistakes, they’re like I don’t wanna screw up.

“Go through the motions, slow down. Let’s say you need to do a pit stop in 2.2, let’s do 2.5. 2.2 is ideal, 2.5s, 2.7s. If you do 2.5s, 2.7s, you’re not rushing, you’re hitting the target.

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BAKU, AZERBAIJAN – JUNE 11: Carlos Sainz of Spain driving (55) the Ferrari F1-75 on track during qualifying ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Azerbaijan at Baku City Circuit on June 11, 2022 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

“But they’re trying so hard to be quicker that it’s like they’re not getting the nut completely off. Why are the wheels getting stuck, why the wheels are not going in smooth? They’re trying so hard to win that it’s like ‘my god, here we go again’.”

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