Ferrari 'screwed up' at Monza — Marchionne

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Vettel meanwhile struggled to keep P3 after coming under pressure from a roving Daniel Riccardo towards the end of the race. After qualifying in eleventh, Force India's Sergio Perez finished in ninth place ahead of Verstappen, whose race strategy was ruined after a crash with Filipe Massa's Williams resulted in a puncture and forced him to pit.

Three-time world champion reached his second straight victory, and he now has 238 points, three more than Vettel.

The next round of the season is in Singapore on September 17, with the final race of the year, the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, on November 26 at Yas Marina Circuit. However, this one was a hard fought one which makes it even more special. I think we underestimated the circuit. Retirements included Palmer and Vandoorne, Alonso and Ericsson but there were no major dramas to speak of.

But Niki Lauda, the Mercedes team chairman, thinks Ferrari simply made a fundamental setup mistake at Monza.

"So that's where we want to go". We did what we could and that's what it's about. "I am going to have some pasta tonight to celebrate".

Sebastian Vettel was left baffled by his weak showing at Monza on Saturday as the Formula One world championship leader qualified eighth fastest.

A brilliant pole lap in Belgium was followed by a close, race-long fight with Vettel, which Hamilton won thanks to some clever racing nous.

"He's had a relatively comfortable lead most of the year".

It is believed that he last ran at Paul Ricard with McLaren in May 2008. I will take that.

Having dominated in Monaco, Ferrari are expected to be the team to beat at the next round in Singapore.

'Whilst I feel like I always drive with my heart - my heart is really the engine, the power and the force behind what I do - my mind is like the rudder, and I feel like it's been steering me in the right direction'.

The throng of red-clad fans who invaded the track had come hoping to see a Ferrari victory as the automaker celebrated its 70th anniversary.

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