Has Ferrari dropped the ball in Brazil?

Has Ferrari dropped the ball in Brazil?

Rather than snapping at Mercedes' heels, Ferrari ended Friday in Brazil with Red Bull and Williams on its tail. BEN ANDERSON evaluates the signs from Interlagos practice

Ferrari trailing Mercedes on a Formula 1 Friday is no great surprise based on previous form in 2015, but the magnitude of the deficit in Brazil certainly raised some eyebrows.

Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari lagged behind the fastest of the two Mercedes (driven by Nico Rosberg) by almost a full second in practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix. That's a large gap around what, at 2.677 miles, constitutes the shortest lap on the F1 calendar.

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