Cape Town - Formula 1’s Managing Director of Motorsports Ross Brawn has
predicted that Ferrari will return to form at the Monaco Grand Prix this
Ferrari were comprehensively beaten at the Spanish Grand
Prix last time out with Lewis Hamilton securing his second win of the season in
The Brit opened up a 17-point lead at the top of the World
Championship, a gap that Sebastian Vettel once enjoyed previous to his title
rival, while Ferrari have fallen 27 points in the Constructors' Championship.
But Brawn is confident that we will see a Ferrari resurgence
this weekend at a track expected to suit the Scuderia.
"For the first time this season, Mercedes was the
dominant force from start to finish over the weekend," said Brawn.
"Barcelona was its second win of the year, but it was a
far more commanding performance than the one in Baku.
"[Lewis] Hamilton and [Valtteri] Bottas showed a flash
of what we had seen in qualifying in Melbourne, namely their and the car's full
potential."Hamilton in particular had a weekend in which he was
untouchable, especially in the race.
"Is it a turning point, after Ferrari seemed to be the
fastest team over the first four races?
"It's not that clear cut, because I expect that the
Scuderia will fight back in Monaco, as will Red Bull, who were competitive in
Spain, but not enough to fight for pole or the win.”
Brawn added: "For the first time this year, Ferrari
really showed a drop in form.
"In all four previous races, the Italian team was
always in the fight for pole, taking three out of the four, and for the win,
which suggested the SF71H was the best car.
"Next up comes the Monaco Grand Prix and I expect to
see Ferrari back on the pace there, capable of winning."