Lando Norris revealed his team's ambitions and what they expect before the Italian GP; "Let's hope it's not too easy to overtake. I expect Max to come through quickly, Carlos as well," Norris said for motorsport.com "The Mercedes [of George Russell] will probably clear off fairly quickly so, as much as I hate to say it, if we could have a seventh and eighth now then I think that's a realistic aim for tomorrow, but also a good result.
"It's quite simple, there's six cars a lot quicker than us, so we're going for that." Hamilton's statement surprised many. Hamilton is worried about the car and whether they will be able to break out of the DRS train. Later, he made many laugh when he said that he would like to have an iPad in the car to watch GOT while stuck in traffic.
Ricciardo commented; "Look, I don't want to go into the race being like negative about it," Ricciardo replied. "I think last year was tough to come through the field, but I can't see it being more difficult than last year, so I think there'll be a bit more of a race on it.
"I think the quicker cars will be able to drive through and DRS trains do make it tricky, don't get me wrong, but I'd like to think there will be opportunities. "Maybe that sort of race is good for us, you know, but I wouldn't go into the race being negative."
What is the difference between overtaking cars in 2021 and 2022: "I think you can follow a bit closer this year but also the slipstream is not as strong, so I don't know how that kind of works itself out.
"I would be surprised if we could really hold on like we could last year because I do think you can stay closer in the second sector."
Andreas Seidl believes that the team has found solutions for Monza. "I would say we are definitely aware of the challenge for us in the race," Seidl replied on the question; if Spa's traction issues have been remedied.
"We have seen so far this year on low-downforce tracks, when the ambient temperatures are high as well, that we were struggling in some of the races to keep the pace up compared to Alpine for example. "At the same time, I think we made some good changes to the car so far this weekend as well, the team did a great job to continue to improve the car. "We will probably be in a good position to fight with all the cars around us and score points."