The Italian press was merciless in its critique of reigning world champion Kimi Raikkonen as the Finn lost his championship lead with a poor race at Monaco.
"Raikkonen: slow and dizzy. In some races he is simply not there," the respected sports daily La Gazzetta dello Sport wrote.
After qualifying behind his teammate Felipe Massa on the streets of Monte Carlo, Raikkonen scored no points last Sunday after two driving errors and a general lack of pace.
The newspaper Liberta surmised that "only Felipe Massa saved Maranello's honour".
"Kimi, what was that?" the Roman publication, l'Unita, also wondered.