Over the last couple of years, the Italian Formula 1 team, Ferrari, has been drastically dropping in rank in Formula 1, here is possibly why that is so.
Before we get into the technicalities as to why Ferrari is doing so badly in Formula 1 currently, we need to understand a bit of their history as well. Ferrari is the oldest active team in Formula 1 and have indeed encountered many hardships along the way. This is by far not the first time Ferrari has struggled in the sport.
Between 2014 and 2017, Ferrari was the biggest Formula 1 competitor to its rival, Mercedes Benz, with Redbull Racing not far behind in third. During this time, Ferrari had the reputation of being the fastest car in a straight line, however, this raised suspicion at Redbull Racing. They took it further with the FIA, requesting them to undertake a thorough inspection of Ferrari's engine.
There is significant proof of Ferrari changing its engine technology due to FIA concerns and new rules and legislations that were implemented. However, no report was ever released to the public. After this inspection was done, Ferrari immediately dropped in the ranks, both in championship and constructors championships.
Take a look at the video below by YouTube channel, Donut Media, on Ferrari's F1 disaster explained.
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