The strategy blunder that sums up Ferrari's crisis
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The strategy blunder that sums up Ferrari's crisis

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Ferrari wasn't the only team to gamble on soft tyres in the expectation of rain at the Hungarian Grand Prix. But that it did so at all - and, worse, continued to stick with its decision rather than save grace - was merely another sign of its current crisis

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.

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Series Formula 1
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Author Stuart Codling