Fernando Alonso leads the Formula 1 World Championship by 40 points. Think about that for a moment. A Ferrari that was all over the place during pre-season testing, and was a marginal Q3 contender in the early races of 2012, has taken its driver to a formidable position at the mid-season break. It's far from an insurmountable gap, but it's a remarkable turnaround from where it started.
Before we go any further, don't be fooled into thinking that the negativity at Ferrari pre-season was a construction of the media. The F2012 was an unwieldy car that lacked pace and balance. As technical supremo Pat Fry admits, had you told him five months ago what the situation would be now, he would have been staggered.
"I think everyone would have been," he laughs. "I'm surprised!" Nobody within Ferrari would have seriously considered backing themselves to be in this position, so it was no surprise heading into the season that the lameness of the Prancing Horse was the talk of the paddock. This makes what has happened since all the more impressive.
So how exactly has Ferrari pulled off this remarkable turnaround?
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Edd Straw is Editor-in-Chief of Autosport, overseeing both print and digital versions of the brand. Edd has worked for Autosport since joining as a junior reporter in 2002. He became Editor in November 2014, having previously worked as National Editor, News Editor and Grand Prix Editor.
Originally from Guernsey in the Channel Islands, he joined Autosport shortly after graduating from university. He went on to cover a wide range of categories from club motorsport to the World Touring Car Championship and Le Mans to Formula 3 before switching to F1 full-time at the 2008 French Grand Prix. He continues to cover a range of international events in his position as Editor-in-Chief.
In his spare time, he was formerly a club racer whose abilities did not match his enthusiasm in a variety of categories.