In terms of outright performance, the past two weekends have been Ferrari's worst since the opening round. And in Australia its struggles were masked by a fortuitous win, gifted by the otherwise dominant Mercedes team getting its maths wrong during the race.
As the season went on, the comparative performance between Ferrari and Mercedes - based on our supertimes that take each car's fastest lap of a weekend expressed as a percentage of the outright fastest - has been fairly evenly matched.
Often Ferrari found a small advantage. It had a quicker car than Mercedes on outright pace in nine of the first 14 races up to and including the Italian Grand Prix.