While Ferrari's Formula 1 performance was lacklustre for much of the first half of 2019 - with driver incompetence and car reliability/strategy execution equally to blame - one of its junior drivers has proved that it was not a company-wide problem.
The sustained success has come from a 20-year-old Russian racer in the early stages of his career. Ferrari and SMP Racing-backed Robert Shwartzman has taken the new FIA Formula 3 series by storm this year.
He's rarely been dominant, but so far he's not finished a race with a grid decided by qualifying outside the top five. His tally of three wins leads the category this season and his Prema squad has already secured the teams' championship, and the drivers' crown will go to one its racers, too.