Bring me that sweet Ricciardo alternate universe.
Ferrari team reverted to type when the pressure was on.
So much internal strain on the team and it showed eventually.
Like you said, Vettel feeling the pressure from external forces cost him more than anything else.
That's all on Ferrari upper management.
I sadly can't bring it to you more than you can bring a universe where Rosberg didn't retire at the end of last season! If only! I wish we had seen a season with Vettel/Ricciardo and Hamilton/Rosberg. Could have been a possibility only a couple of years back.
Agree with you on matters regarding upper management not being what they should be. Judging by what some journos were saying the atmosphere inside Ferrari was toxic, probably dripping from the top in the form of Sergio Marchionne. He said some right cuntish things this season. What was it he called Kimi earlier on this year? A 'laggard'? So unprofessional and they only have to look at the relative professionalism of Mercedes to see where they are going wrong. Or better - just look at how they operated under Jean Todt and Ross Brawn. But their legacy has been somewhat squandered .
Edit: Not 'somewhat squandered' - just plain squandered. Fair play to the designers and Vettel for making them so competitive this year...in spite of Marchionne and co I'm sure.
p.s - did anyone see that DJ on the podium earlier? Worse than that boxing announcer last week.
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