Were Ferrari hit by the Nico Rosberg curse at Monza?

Ferrari’s hopes for the F1 Italian Grand Prix might have been struck down by Formula 1’s most feared curse.
Were Ferrari hit by the Nico Rosberg curse at Monza?

The Nico Rosberg curse has long afflicted teams or drivers who feature in a pre-race social media post from the 2016 world champion.

And at Monza ahead of the grand prix on Sunday, Ferrari’s worst fears were confirmed when Rosberg posted a selfie to wish them luck.

"Forza Ferrari," he wrote on Instagram.

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Sure enough, despite starting from pole position Ferrari were unable to claim a dream win at their home race.

Carlos Sainz started on pole, Charles Leclerc was third, but Max Verstappen (who started from the front row) claimed his 10th grand prix win in a row.

Earlier this season the Rosberg curse gathered pace in Hungary when two separate posts to social media had a negative impact on the driver in question.

Ahead of qualifying he posted from the Red Bull garage, before Max Verstappen failed to claim pole position for the first time in six races.

Ahead of the race he posted from the Mercedes garage, before Lewis Hamilton finished only fourth.

It seems the curse is well and truly alive...


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