The numbers that disprove Ferrari 'magic step' theories

The numbers that disprove Ferrari 'magic step' theories

It has been suggested that Ferrari's power unit performance has put it on an even footing with - or even ahead of - Mercedes in recent races, but our technical expert has crunched the numbers to prove that's not the case

What is the latest you have heard about Ferrari power unit development? At the British GP, it was said Ferrari had found an improvement.

@F1Eoin, via Twitter

I'm not so sure I'm seeing this big step that everyone is talking about. People like to talk and find reasons - no, make that excuses - for their own performance. But let's take a more rigorous look at the lap times, expressing the fastest lap either Ferrari or Mercedes has achieved at each event this season as a percentage relative to the fastest outright lap from that event, then averaging them out over three blocks of four races.

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