Ferrari dropped the ball when their cars couldn't start.
They had both Kimi and Seb on the grid and had to pull them from there because they weren't put together properly.
Also happened during Qually, that hurt a lot too.
amidst all of that, Vettel got hotheaded and steered into the left and collected Max and Kimi, committing half-suicide regarding the amount of points they could have taken there and blocked for Hamilton. If Vettel had not unneccesarily cut off Max after a less then perfect start, he could have forced Max into taking the corner wide and cutting under him, what could Kimi have done? If Kimi got in front of Seb, he'd have to move anyway. In any case, even IF Max would have stayed in front, that would have been a guaranteed P2 with Kimi surely P3 and Hamilton at best P4. that would have given Seb a good point boost and Lewis at bay.
But that's not what happened, Seb made 2 huge mistakes, the first was Baku, which he might - read; surely - have won had he not roadraged into Lewis, and the second was he took out himself, Kimi and Max in the first corner. Then karma knocked on the door and his Ferrari said 'NOPE. not today'. more than once.
That means Ferrari essentialy was in a better position than painted in the end results. Their competitiveness at the end of the season , even when the titles were dusted, shows just that.
Unfortunately - for Ferrari that is - 2018 rules will demand even more from reliability, which is exactly where Mercedes has excelled and Ferrari cleary has been a good amount weaker. Vettel has played some cards and is running out of 'Get out of jail free cards' and so is Ferrari. Kimi's fire is definately wearing out, and Vettel's frustration is growing, just like how internally, Ferrari is having ego-clashes (Binotti and Arrivabene to name one) and getting under the usual high pressure Ferrari bosses put on the team (Pierro Ferrari and Marchionne f.e.). No other team but Renault last year and Mclaren last year too had these circumstances. That means Ferrari have an extra 'object' to deal with compared to the competition.
So my gut feelings say Ferrari is in for another year of what we had this year, which can get just as embarassing again, only i think it's rather likely that whilst last year they were in the luxury of only having actual competition from Mercedes, in 2018 RedBull will knock firmly on the door and it'll be between those 3 (Merc, RB, Ferrari), which makes it even harder compared to last year. I also think both Ricciardo, Verstappen AND Hamilton have an edge on Vettel on keeping their cool.
So 2018 is going to be rather spectacular i think. UNLESS Mercedes new chassis is absolutely godlike and they'll just blast away in warspeed. BUT i'm actually expecting them to struggle with the new chassis.
Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools.