The soul-searching that led to Ferrari's drastic turnaround
Ferrari was not expected to win in Singapore - it wasn't even expected to be second-best. But it scored its best points haul of the season, which came as a result of a technical review that stemmed from its early season disappointment
You'd have got pretty long odds on Ferrari getting a one-two in Singapore.
While the team had enjoyed irrepressible form at Spa and Monza, the Marina Bay circuit is incredibly far removed from those two venues. So, when Sebastian Vettel crossed the line to win his first race in over a year, with Charles Leclerc in tow, it seemed to represent an overnight turnaround in performance.
But in reality, the story goes much deeper than that.
At the start of the year, testing form meant that big things were expected of Ferrari. But experience demonstrated that the SF90's performance envelope was too heavily biased towards straightline performance at the expense of downforce.
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