Jul.7 (GMM) The Italian press hailed McLaren and slammed its beloved national marque Ferrari after the British grand prix at Silverstone.
With Kimi Raikkonen's victory challenge thwarted by a pit strategy error, the sports daily La Gazzetta dello Sport paid tribute to Lewis Hamilton's "perfect" victory on his home turf."Ferrari made a large error by not changing the tyres at the first pitstop. And Felipe Massa was not the same driver we saw at Magny-Cours," the report added, contrasting the Brazilian driver's win two weeks ago with his plethora of mistakes on Sunday.Corriere dello Sport described: "Cold shower for Ferrari. The weather forecasting betrayed Maranello, but McLaren is more reactive and flexible in difficult conditions."La Repubblica described Sunday at Silverstone as a "black day" for Ferrari and mourns the switch to Honda of its former strategy guru Ross Brawn."You cannot expect victory at each race, but with Ferrari you somehow get the clear impression that something is not working right. The strategy must be changed," the newspaper said.