Formula 1, Ferrari no longer knows how to develop its cars. Development has been missing for years, and the results prove it – OA Sport

Last week we dealt with a case loss of competitiveness subordinate Ferrari After the summer vacation. On the other hand, the results of Spa-Francorchamps and Zandvoort showed one of them red in defense, helpless against Red Bull and even in trouble against Mercedes. a very different text Compared to what was seen at least until the French Grand Prix, where the ramshackle challenged the drink team on an equal footing and dominated the silver stocks. And while Monza could be categorized under the “pride reaction,” he didn’t go any differently. At least it was Mercedes Benz Cast again in the role of the third force.

Since we feel that the downtrend during the season is a complete trend, we went to check if it was just an impression, or if it really was. Single seat development can be considered one critical issues Scuderia de Maranello. Well, analyze the results related to the era Turbo Hybridwhich started in 2014, a very important figure emerged. After the summer break, Ferrari has never improved. Start. If all goes well, the Reds stay put. Otherwise it got worse!

In order to prove the above, the average / points From the wild horse in each season, taking into account the opening Grand Prix to the last season before the summer break to compare it to that between the second half and the final pennant. The comparison was conducted over seven seasons, with the exception of 2020, when it began in July due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Let’s go and explain Table which is about to arrive. The first column indicates the year; per second, average/points before GPs before holidays; In the third, GPA/Points in GPs after summer vacation; In the latter, in parentheses, the difference between the two averages.
Ferrari
2014 12.9 7.8 (-5.1)
2015 23.6 21.3 (-2.3)
2016 20.2 17.3 (-2.9)
2017 28.9 22.7 (-6.2)
2018 27.9 26.2 (-1.7)
2019 24.0 24.0 (0.0)
2021 14.8 14.6 (-0.2)
As it turns out, the negative It’s annoying. Never ever improved. On two occasions (2019, 2021) the wild horse remained in place, while it declined in performance on 5 cases (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018).

What can you say, in place of the other two main teams? The data is as follows:

mercedes
2014 35.7 31.4 (-4.3)
2015 38.3 35.6 (-2.7)
2016 34.6 38.9 (+4.3)
2017 32.5 34.6 (+2.1)
2018 28.8 34.4 (+5.6)
2019 36.5 33.4 (-3.1)
2021 27.5 28.3 (+0.8)

Red Bull
2014 19.9 18.9 (-1.0)
2015 9.6 10.1 (+0.5)
2016 21.3 23.5 (+2.2)
2017 16.7 20.4 (+3.7)
2018 18.6 21.8 (+3.2)
2019 20.3 19.2 (-1.1)
2021 26.5 26.8 (+0.3)

So, as for silver arrowsWe can say that in the seven seasons considered, the average score improved 3 times (2016, 2017, 2018), remained stable in 2021 and worsened on 3 occasions (2014, 2015, 2019). generally tie income. The drink team, Rather, it is widespread unemployedwhere it improved three times (2016, 2017, 2018), remained stable in two cases (2015, 2021) and worsened only on two occasions (2014, 2019), but slightly.

this is for In absolute numbersbut what if we make a comparison relatively? In the following two mirrors, the difference in average points with respect to . is summed up mercedes e Red Bull. The first number indicates the distance before the summer holidays, the second takes into account only subsequent results and the third represents the gap. For example, if you read +1.0 in the first column and -2.0 in the second column, it means that until the holidays, Ferrari had a better point/race average than the competitor in question, while beyond them it had an average of two worst points/race. So the gap would be -3.0, because compared to the team in question, the average got worse by 3 points/race.

Ferrari Mercedes teams
2014 -22.8 -23.6 (-0.8)
2015 -14.7 -14.3 (+0.4)
2016 -14.4 -21.6 (-7.2)
2017 -3.6 -11.9 (-8.3)
2018 -0.9 -8.2 (-7.3)
2019-12.5 -9.4 (+3.1)
2021 -12.7 -13.5 (-0.8)
Therefore, Ferrari only improved compared to Mercedes in 2019, worsened significantly three times (2016, 2017, 2018) and remained more or less where it was on three other occasions (2014, 2015, 2021).

Ferrari / Red Bull Teams
2014 -7.0 -11.1 (-4.1)
2015 +14.0 +13.5 (-0.5)
2016-1.1 -6.2 (-5.1)
2017 +12.2 +2.3 (-9.9)
2018 +9.3 +4.4 (-4.9)
2019 +3.7 +4.8 (+1.1)
2021 -11.7 -12.2 (-0.5)
comparison with Red Bull he is inability. The balance of power shifted in favor of the wild horse in a reduced fashion exclusively in 2019, on two occasions there was no appreciable change (2015, 2021), while in four years (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018) there was a marked deterioration.

If development is one direct confrontationFerrari will lose Both with Mercedes (1-3) and with Red Bull (1-4). In the only “point” that was recorded, there are great doubts about the legality of the novelties thanks to which the balance was changed, moreover in an improvised way.

In short, it’s not just a feeling. Scuderia de Maranello less effective of direct competitors inTo develop their cars. This is the basis on which to improveOtherwise, the World Cup risks not getting it back either in 2023 or by 2026 as predicted by John Elkann. We’ll see how 2022 will close and whether there is data in counter trend Compared to sad habits.

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