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How McLaren's past pain is a reality check for Ferrari
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How McLaren's past pain is a reality check for Ferrari

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Ferrari is not the only frontrunning Formula 1 team to find its fortunes have suddenly taken a turn for the worse. As McLaren's recent struggles proved, a disappointing engine can be far from the sole reason for a lack of performance

Whether you think the Ferrari Formula 1 team is in a crisis or the middle of a storm after the Belgian Grand Prix probably depends on whether or not you wear a red shirt with a prancing horse on the chest.

But, if we want to put some proper context in terms of what we saw from the Maranello cars last weekend, the history books give us a pretty good indication of just how big a hole the team found itself in Spa.

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Series Formula 1
Teams McLaren
Author Jonathan Noble