It's not a good time to be a Ferrari fan. Given Manchester United's Wembley woes at the weekend, it's a fair bet that many Asian sports fans are pretty miserable at the moment. The Prancing Horse has gone lame this season. No points after the first three races. Younger readers will have never known such a crisis. Those of us who are a little older will remember the last time Ferrari were rubbish, but you have to go back quite some time. The last time they were in the same position at this stage of the season was in 1981. What has happened to the famous team to leave them not featuring in either championship? In all honesty, Ferrari management don't seem to know themselves. Part of the problem is that they left development of the F60 way too late. Like McLaren, they poured resources into the last year's title battle to the detriment of this season and its raft of rule changes. Unlike McLaren, they've not shown signs of recovering. A double diffuser won't be ready until the Spanish GP next month. Team boss Stefano Domenicali says the main thing is not to panic. But he admitted that if those improvements to the car don't harvest results, Ferrari may write off the season and concentrate on next year. It's just unheard of and will alarm their legions of fans across the world. There was an enlightening moment at the hearing into the so-called double diffuser that has given Brawn GP their advantage this season. The Ferrari representative described Ross Brawn as incredibly arrogant. This was the same man who brought them such success over the past dozen years or so. The triumvirate of Brawn, Jean Todt and Michael Schumacher were unstoppable in their pomp. There was definitely more than a hint of arrogance about them, emanating from certainty and unity of purpose. It may be that the current Ferrari management, without Todt or Brawn, lacks the arrogance needed to succeed. Formula One is certainly no place for shrinking violets or for learning on the job, and the calls from the pit wall this season haven't always been the best. You would think that given the resources and pedigree of Ferrari, a return to success is only a matter of time. Fans will be praying that it's the case sooner rather than later. After the legality of the double diffuser was confirmed, it was doubly ironic that the car that won at the weekend in China didn't have it. The Red Bulls of Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber didn't have the Kers power-boost system either. And yet it was comfortable win for the young German driver. It was the latest sign that the formbook has been ripped up and replaced by a new order. Others are scrabbling to catch up. Renault flew a makeshift double diffuser out to China after removing the seats in team principle Flavio Briatori's private jet. He was, by all accounts not happy, especially as the parts got held up at customs. To be fair, I'm not sure your average customs official would have seen anything like it. Renault also removed the Kers system. Although some tracks don't favour the system, Fernando Alonso also mentioned there were some safety issues. I imagine the storage batteries didn't enjoy the rain of the past two races and perhaps it was better to play safe. With only some teams installing Kers, it will be interesting to see if it stays in F1 or whether it will be another good idea that is more suited to road cars. One man not staying in F1 is Ron Dennis, who is leaving McLaren's racing team to concentrate on the company's road car development. Love him or loathe him, and many do both, it will be sad to see the man depart the sport. He's helped drive the F1 to new heights and has built a formidable team in his image. Most importantly for us columnists, he's provided a lot of headlines. And for that reason I for one will miss him.