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Italian GP | Maurizio Arrivabene: "Thanks to the tifosi, we won't give up"

Maurizio Arrivabene shortly commented the race which saw Hamilton winning in Italy, suggesting that the way Ferrari and Mercedes do strategies is slightly different.

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Italian GP | Maurizio Arrivabene: "Thanks to the tifosi, we won't give up"
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"It woud have been nice to gift our tifosi with a smile and I wanna thank them for all the support they gave us." Maurizio Arrivabene started like this, commenting the Italian Grand Prix which saw Hamilton on the highest spot of the podium above a red sea of tifosi.

"We missed something today, but we won't give up." He continued.

Surely a win in Monza would've been crazy for Ferrari (the last win here was in 2010 with Alonso), not just for the tifosi, but for the championship too. A win was what everyone expected after such a wonderful perfomance in Belgium and un unexpected completely red front row with Kimi Raikkonen on Pole.

The Finn couldn't keep up with Hamilton's pace and had to give him the position after Mercedes' strategy to use Valtteri Bottas as a shield for Hamilton.

"I prefer to look at what we did, so no comment." Continued the Italian Team Principal when asked about the German team's strategy. “We hire drivers, here in Ferrari, not butlers.” And about team orders he added: “We couldn’t give team orders at the start.” 

The feeling is, for everyone here in Monza, that this was the chance for the Prancing Horse to finally show how much they are worth to win the Championship; after today, it feels like the run for the final title is already over.

"There are still seven races until the end, with a strong car not less than the Mercedes. We are here to work together." Said Maurizio, who has now to deal with another important matter.

Everyone was expecting an announcement here in Monza, especially after yeasterday's Qualifying, but it didn't came: it is, then, still uncertain who is going to be driving the new Ferrari alongside Sebastian Vettel. Raikkonen has proven to be still fast, even if he's the oldest driver on the grid, but today's movements in the Sauber Hospitality suggest that maybe one of the youngest will replace him.

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