Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali has predicted that this year's title race will come down to a three-way dog fight, with his driver Fernando Alonso battling against Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton.
After seven different races winners in the opening seven races, the three drivers find themselves split by just three points, as this Formula One season becomes the most unpredictable in history.
However, as reported by ESPN, Domenicali is firm in his belief that once the championship settles down, a real championship battle will emerge featuring the three drivers.
“I think at the end of the day, looking at the championship, it's going to be a fight between Sebastian Lewis and Fernando. That's what I feel,” he said.
“Maybe because everyone is thinking one thing before the race and another after, maybe after Valencia it will be different. But honestly I think the championship could evolve into a fight between the first three drivers."
Ferrari started the season under a cloud of disappointment, with the 2012 car appearing well off the pace of the rest of the front runners during pre-season testing and the opening race in Melbourne.
Fernando Alonso's shock victory in Malaysia offered the Italian team some respite, but it has only been since the car's upgrade in Spain that the team have appeared competitive.
Their new edge prompted Domenicali and the strategists to take a calculated risk during the Canadian Grand Prix which ultimately cost them victory and a spot on the podium.
“The race was disappointing for myself because we didn't bring back the points that the car should have brought back,” Domenicali continued.
“On the other side we should be happy that the car is once again competitive and the most important thing is that the championship is completely open. Hamilton is leading but Alonso is second by two points and there are many races to go. The only thing is to keep pushing and put the performance on the car and up to the moment that we are qualifying on pole position we cannot be happy."