Ferrari team principal, Mattia Binotto, has said the team acknowledges that mistakes were made during the Monaco Grand Prix last weekend.
Charles Leclerc was leading his home race on Sunday before dropping to fourth after his second pitstop behind his teammate Carlos Sainz.
The Monegasque driver had transitioned from wets to intermediates, and then just laps later was called in for hard Pirellis, but following a post-race debrief with the team, Binotto says they may have underestimated the pace of the intermediates.
Speaking after the race, he said: “First, we need to admit, if you are leading the race and then you’re finding yourself in fourth position, we may have done something wrong.
“So we certainly made mistakes in our judgement and we made mistakes in our calls. What is the process which brought us to made mistakes?
“I think the first mistake was underestimating the pace of the intermediates, and the gap we had to the other cars in terms of track position.”
He went on to say: “The process, I think it’s still something on which we need to look at, and we just had our briefing with drivers, we went through it, we had discussions, we tried to understand but believe me it was quite a complicated one, so it was not an obvious one, but certainly we made a mistake.
“And I think we made a mistake as well because we should have called him [Leclerc] earlier, at least a lap early, or if not as we did we should have stayed out and simply stayed on the extreme wet, taking I think the [lead] position, and then maybe switching directly onto the dries.”
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