Ferrari driver, Sebastian Vettel
In today’s blog I will analyse why Ferrari are just one key improvement away from winning the Formula 1 World Championship in 2018. And that one key improvement for Ferrari is improving the power and reliability of the Ferrari engine and their general speed at high speed circuits on the Formula 1 calendar. The reasons they must improve the power of the Ferrari engine is obviously so they can close the engine deficit to Mercedes who have the most powerful engine in Formula 1 and when it comes to the Ferrari power units reliability this has to be improved especially as it cost Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel dearly at both the 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix and the 2017 Japanese Grand Prix in Vettel’s fight with Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton in the World Championship. But when it comes to improving the speed at high speed circuits, it is just as vital as improving the power and reliability of the Ferrari engine as during 2017 they suffered at these circuits in the World Championship battle for example at the 2017 British Grand Prix, The 2017 Italian Grand Prix and the 2017 Japanese Grand Prix.
Ferrari drivers, Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel
But they also must keep up the clearly fantastic aerodynamic performance they have produced during 2017 for the 2018 Formula 1 season. The reason Ferrari must keep this great aerodynamics on their car is because especially at races in 2017 such as the 2017 Monaco Grand Prix, The 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix and the 2017 Singapore Grand Prix, Ferrari had a clear advantage over bitter rivals Mercedes who at those particular races just could not match Ferrari’s brilliance and sheer speed which seriously helped Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel’s World Championship bid in 2017. Ferrari in Pre Season testing absolutely must make improvements with the power and reliability and speed of the car at high speed tracks because if they do not then Red Bull and even Mclaren will be snapping at their heels and the wait for a Drivers World Championship or Constructors World Championship at the Maranello based team will go on and on until at least the 2021 Formula 1 season.
Ferrari team boss, Maurizio Arrivabene