Ferrari too easily slips into a "crisis" that it then finds difficult to escape from. That is the view of former top Ferrari engineer Toni Cuquerella, as he assessed the recent collapse of Sebastian Vettel's 2017 title challenge. "Ferrari were much more competitive than in previous years," he wrote in El Pais newspaper.
"Ferrari had a better car than Mercedes in five of the 18 grands prix," Cuquerella added. "It was a good year and they should be happy. But as ever at Ferrari, two races with poor results meant the beginning of a crisis. And Mercedes took great advantage of that," he said.
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