Ferrari Closing in on Mercedes as Tyre Advantage Wanes, Says Mercedes Trackside Engineering Director
Mercedes’ once-comfortable lead in the Constructors’ Championship has been gradually eroding as Ferrari has been steadily closing the gap in recent races. The team from Maranello has made significant strides in improving their tyre management, resulting in better race performance, and this progress has raised questions about Mercedes’ tyre advantage.
Mercedes headed into the summer break with a 56-point lead over Ferrari in the Constructors’ Championship. However, in the four races since the season resumed, they have consistently lost points to the Scuderia, with the gap now reduced to just 20 points.