Last Updated: 31/03/15 3:15pm
Another season and another year of disappointment has seen the axe wielded at Ferrari in an effort to return the team to winning ways.
The Prancing Horse looked rather lame during 2014 as the team failed to win a race for the first time since 1993.
But the arrival of Sebastian Vettel means that 2015 strikes similarities with 1996 when a German world champion in the form of Michael Schumacher was hired to rebuild the team around. Like his hero Schumacher, Vettel will be 27-years-old when he makes his Ferrari debut and if he can replicate the feats of his compatriot he will well and truly rewrite the F1 history books.
As the only team on the grid to have a lineage right back to the very beginnings of the World Championship in 1950, Ferrari occupy a special place in the sport and are out on their own as its most successful, and famous, team.
They have a glittering record, with more Drivers' (15) and Constructors' (16) Championships, along with race victories (221), than any other marque.
That's not to say that Ferrari's F1 history has been one glorious, uninterrupted success story: their 'Tifosi' fans famously had to endure a 21-year wait, and some alarming slumps in form, before another drivers' title finally arrived more than two decades after Jody Scheckter's 1979 triumph.
Yet once that millstone was lifted in 2000 by the 'dream team' of Jean Todt, Ross Brawn, Rory Byrne and Schumacher, success continued to follow success and the team's reputation was restored to the level attained during their peak years. In more recent times, Ferrari have invariably still been in the thick of the drivers' title chase - triumphing with Raikkonen in 2007 but suffering final-race heartache with Massa in 2008 and then Alonso in 2010 and 2012 - but they have also endured widespread criticism for failing to provide innovative enough designs to take on first Red Bull, and now Mercedes, in a straight fight.
Even arguably the strongest driver pairing on the grid in 2014 of Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen failed to make up for the F14 T's lack of pace as the famous road car maker were left behind by rivals Mercedes in turbo engine development.
Fed up waiting for another championship after five frustrating seasons, Alonso has since departed for McLaren, allowing the team to bring in Vettel and plan for the future. 2015, though, is likely to be another difficult year with stagnant rules and limited engine development allowed.
That will do little to quell the demands of the Tifosi however. A champion team needs championships. And Italy demands nothing less.