Cape Town - Although Ross Brawn says Sebastian Vettel's deficit to Lewis
Hamilton is "not yet insurmountable", he feels the Ferrari spell has
Racing arguably the fastest car on the grid, Ferrari had a
stellar first half to this year's championship.
The wheels, however, seem to be coming off of late.
Mistakes from Vettel as well as the pit wall have left the
German 40 points behind Hamilton with only six races remaining.
"Mercedes leave Singapore in high spirits, Ferrari must
be somewhat concerned by their form at Marina Bay, and in recent weeks,"
"After the summer break, the Italian team was dominant,
winning in Spa and getting both cars on the front row in Monza.
"However, since then, the spell has been broken."
Ferrari's latest defeat came at the Marina Bay circuit where
the Scuderia were expected to dominate.
Instead Vettel lost out to Hamilton as well as Red Bull's
Brawn added: "At its home race, the defeat could be put
down to various incidents, but in Singapore, both Mercedes and Red Bull were
"Not by much, as on the streets of Marina Bay the gaps
separating the top three were hardly a chasm, but by enough, as third in
qualifying and in the race for Vettel seemed about the right result.
"The men in red admitted they made the most of what was
available to them and they need to work out why as soon as possible.
"The gap in both championships is not yet insurmountable,
but it is significant, especially against a strong rival in the habit of
"Ferrari can count on a car that has always been
competitive and on drivers who know how to fight for a title, but now they need
to turn things around, starting in Sochi."