Monza: Nico Rosberg impressed by Ferrari's engine performance
(Motorsport-Total.com) – Charles Leclerc scored his second consecutive Formula One win at Monza, cheering Ferrari home. Both in Spa and in Monza, the Italians convinced with the pace on the long straights, where the power of the engine is particularly important. Nico Rosberg praises Ferrari's work.
“Have you seen the engine power that Ferrari has? “, says Rosberg. The engine power was insane! Lewis was almost as fast with open DRS and slipstream, unbelievable what Ferrari did. “
He's not alone responsible for the engine: “It's not just the engine, it's the aerodynamic package, but we also saw the engine's performance at the start: Lewis (Hamilton) had the better start and was next to Leclerc.” Then the Monegasse drove the Mercedes away.
“That's really impressive, but both Mercedes and Red Bull say something is going on there,” adds the former Formula One World Champion , “It was not just at the start or on a qualifying lap, we saw the power in each lap and I'm really impressed with that.”
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The Italians do not even rank third in the drivers' championship held by Red Bull driver Max Verstappen. Only in fourth place Leclerc ahead of his teammate Sebastian Vettel. Maybe with the wins in Belgium and Italy now the knot at the reds burst.