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What's the real reason for Ferrari's slump?

Ferrari seems to have cracked under pressure and is losing a championship it seemed on course to win. Is that because of mistakes, Mercedes improving, or some deeper malaise behind the scenes?

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In terms of outright performance, the past two weekends have been Ferrari's worst since the opening round. And in Australia its struggles were masked by a fortuitous win, gifted by the otherwise dominant Mercedes team getting its maths wrong during the race.

As the season went on, the comparative performance between Ferrari and Mercedes - based on our supertimes that take each car's fastest lap of a weekend expressed as a percentage of the outright fastest - has been fairly evenly matched.

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