This is all too funny.
I fail to see how a duplicated design concept is somehow a sign of Ferrari struggles.
F1 teams copy each others "concepts" all the time. Some adapt to them better than others. However I don't see how you guys can judge that Ferrari know less about a design than RBR just because RBR had it on their car first. A logical, but unproven statement.
When Ferrari wheel caps were copied by other teams I hardly think that their engineers took a long time to figure out how they work and whether they'd be beneficial on their cars or not. The RBR nose, is not the only thing that made that car fast LOL.
Another issue, is that when a team introduces a new concept that clearly works, DDD, RBR nose, BRAWN undercut sidepods, etc. During the year, I would agree that a copy of the design would not prove AS beneficial as to the original team.
However you'd be naive to think that F1 engineers could not have the potential to maximize a new "copied" design concept in their next car. Especially given early development focus which is just what Ferrari have done.
An interesting concept, is that the new car's development started right after the RBR nose was tried on the F60
You'd have to assume Ferrari engineers are fools to think that the'y design a car iploying a concept that they don't understand fully.
Are you suggesting that Ferrari out of all teams simply looks at the Brawn, copied the DDD and sidepod concept, then looked at the RBR copied the nose and rear crush structure and said.... "Whola here's the F2010"? Doubtful.