Juan Pablo Montoya urges Ferrari to go back to basics in bid to catch Red Bull

Juan Pablo Montoya has said that Ferrari need to go back to basics in their quest to catch Red Bull this season in Formula 1.

The Scuderia started this season very well indeed but have struggled for form in recent weeks with reliability and poor strategy calls hampering them.

Indeed, Red Bull and their drivers are now in very commanding positions in the championships, and it is going to take some effort from all connected with the Prancing Horse to turn their fortunes around.

Speaking to Vegas Insider, then, Montoya has suggested that need to get back to basics:

“And they keep making bad calls. It’s tough because Red Bull are very aggressive with their strategy.

“In a way you can say Red Bull have a lot of luck because they get the safety cars at the right time. Things always go their way.

“Monaco with Checo (Sergio Perez), Ferrari had like a four-second lead when they called Charles (Leclerc) in and he lost four second between the in-lap and the pitstop. He came up behind and it was like, how did that happen.

“Did somebody not tell them we really need to go, we need to maximise this. I’m sure somebody went and told the crew, we really need a fast stop here because its getting really close. There’s no need to do that. Let them do their job, they know what they need to do. Just have clean pit stops.

MONTE-CARLO, MONACO – MAY 29: Carlos Sainz of Spain driving (55) the Ferrari F1-75 on track during the F1 Grand Prix of Monaco at Circuit de Monaco on May 29, 2022 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

“You really need to go back to basics, do easy pit stops, call the race. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes. That’s the number one. A lot of the mistakes they’ve made is for not making the calls.”

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