Wednesday is the World Motor Sport Council hearing on Ferrari’s alleged team order use at the German Grand Prix.
And then this weekend is the team’s home race at the historic Monza circuit.
That’s a lot of pressure, distraction and possibility. So just how will Ferrari — and Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, in particular — handle the week?
Following the Belgium Grand Prix, the team released this statement, if it provides any clue:
The Monza round beckons and if the home race is always something special for the Scuderia, this yearâ€™s edition will be very important in terms of keeping alive the hope of fighting for the titles right to the end. Everyone in Maranello is aware that if more ground is lost, it could compromise any chance of a comeback. Therefore there is a strong desire, from the team, as well as the drivers, to make up for the Spa setback: the plan is to be in the fight for a victory at Monza, something which has not happened since 2006.
So, before we jump into our usual question about what the podium will look like, let us just pull out the team in the cross-hairs:
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