The evidence that threatens Ferrari’s resurgence

The evidence that threatens Ferrari’s resurgence

After Ferrari took the fight to Mercedes in 2017, will the challenge to the Silver Arrows' dominance be even greater with rule stability allowing Red Bull, McLaren and others the chance to catch up? A look at Formula 1 history suggests it's not that clear cut

It is often said that the Formula 1 field closes up in the second season after a major rule change.

The theory is that bigger teams with more resources are able to exploit new regulations more than others, spreading out the field initially. The law of diminishing returns then allows the smaller squads to close up in subsequent seasons.

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