Is a Ferrari weakness the key to its strength?

Is a Ferrari weakness the key to its strength?

Ferrari is clearly right on Mercedes' case in the 2017 Formula 1 title battle, but is a trait that holds it back in one key area actually helping it when it really matters?

Just as was the case in Australia, the Chinese Grand Prix showed the battle between Mercedes and Ferrari is a very close one. A small strategy mistake, or something not quite going your way such as the timing of the safety car, can and has dramatically affected the outcome.

It's great to see two teams just one point apart in the constructors' championship and two drivers equal in the drivers' standings. It's still early days, but this could be the way it goes on. I just wish there were a few more in the mix, but I don't think we're going to see that any time soon so let's enjoy what we have.

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