Originally Posted by wxwax
Maybe. But Ferrari knew they had a stinker last season. And they knew they had a stinker even in pre-season testing this season. I'm not sure that Alonso's driving skill deluded them. I think they don't have the genius designer they need.
Three years ago the Ferrari was unreliable. So they put a lot of effort into making a car that doesn't break. They succeeded. But in the meantime (wind tunnel problems or not) they seem to have lost their design direction. All the important innovations are coming from other teams.
Perhaps Alonso is not as good in explaining the deficiencies of the car as he is in driving them?
A driver like he must play merry hobbs on a car's set up from an engineers perspective....