Wobbling Ferrari must refocus on priorities after James Allison’s departure

Formula One’s traditional giants have flattered to deceive for too long and must avoid reverting to a short-term view if they are to succeed again

The walls are wobbling at the big red house called Ferrari. The most important team in Formula One had three victories last year, when they finished second in the constructors’ championship, and were expected to mount a serious challenge to the German outfit’s hegemony this year. But after 11 rounds the Prancing Horse are still looking for their first win of the season, 154 points behind Mercedes and a single point ahead of third-placed Red Bull, who appear resurgent.

A big piece of paper is required to list the problems at Ferrari. They have issues with their aerodynamics, their chassis, their strategy, their qualifying and their ability to get the most from their tyres. The engine is strong, but you would expect that from Ferrari, it’s just everything else that is proving difficult.

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