The Italian press unloaded on the famous Ferrari team in the wake of the Chinese grand prix.

The Italian press unloaded on the famous Ferrari team in the wake of the Chinese grand prix.

Not since 1981 has the Prancing Horse kicked off such a bad start to a championship, leading the national La Repubblica newspaper to muse that after three point-less races, "disastro" is too moderate a description.

It is impossible in this moment not to recall Ferrari's often calamitous past, before the efficient and dispassionate German, French and British influences of Michael Schumacher, Jean Todt and Ross Brawn respectively oversaw the highly successful era of the early 2000s.

"In those days," said Niki Lauda, who drove for Ferrari in the 1970s, "Ross, because he is English, was the ideal bridge between the Italians, with their spaghetti culture, and Schumacher, with his German efficiency.

"Now the Italians are running it all. Does it work? It could be chaos. That's the problem," he is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.

 

 

 

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