Ferrari, Ferrari, Ferrari: three times is not a rule – it’s a curse

If you are not familiar with the rule of three, it states that in any narrative, events that occur in the form of three give more satisfaction than any other number.

For Scuderia Ferrari, its own group of three – which includes unreliability, poor strategy and driver error – is not satisfactory for a team that currently has the fastest car in Formula One.

Last Sunday’s French Grand Prix gave Ferrari the chance to experience a whole host of problems, finding the team now had to worry more about tackling third-placed Mercedes than the threat from series leader Red Bull.