Heads have not yet rolled in public at Ferrari, yet assuredly they will. But as we digest news of the latest reshuffle in the technical department this past week, let's not kid ourselves that the malaise is confined to the car itself and those who produce it.
Ferrari's performance at the Hungarian Grand Prix last weekend was a prime example of a team in crisis trying to extract a result through alchemy rather than science, and in doing so making terrible decisions. Charles Leclerc's fortuitous second place in the season opener now appears even more of an outlier.
Red Bull's balance problems in Hungary enabled both Ferrari drivers to qualify higher than they might have expected. Then, at the end of the first lap, Sebastian Vettel and Leclerc were running fourth and fifth, each having gained a position at the start.