2. Ferrari failures
The first half of the season was incredibly great with Mercedes and Ferrari going toe to toe. The second half, however, was equally anticlimax.
Not helped at all by the fact that the air from Ferrari’s charge was taken away by reliability issues. In Malaysia, where Ferrari was the favorite to win the race, a turbo issue forced Vettel out of Q1.
The German started from the back of the grid and could only make it to P4. In a race where he was supposed to gain points on Hamilton, Ferrari ended up conceding points.
The biggest heartbreak came in the next race in Japan where a faulty 59 Euro spark plug misfired on the Ferrari. Vettel retired from the race after a few laps. Ferrari’s championship bids were finally over. They were in all essence some of the most disappointing Formula 1 moments of the season.