Adrian Newey has become the ultimate panacea for all Formula 1 teams, as if simply acquiring his services guarantees an endless stream of silverware, as sure as his absence condemns a squad to years in the competitive wilderness.
Ferrari does not have Newey on its side. And, given that team principal Marco Mattiacci and the man himself have downplayed the possibility of this happening, it doesn't seem likely it will any time soon.
Newey is, without question, one of the greatest technical minds motorsport has ever produced, worthy of standing shoulder to shoulder with geniuses such as Colin Chapman. Any team would be improved by his presence. But two things are often overlooked.