Seems to me that this issue appeared suddemly in Austin.
Which is why I dont think we can say that we have warm-up issues just yet. Or that others are better at it. It was a one-off thing. It'd be different if there had been a pattern of it the past half a dozen races or something.
I also think the Ferrari's wet-weather abilities have been somewhat exaggerated this year as well. Yes, its gone well in these situations, but I'm not sure its always been the 'best' like a lot of people want to say. Like in Malaysia, the Mclarens(plural) were quicker at the start of the race. Alonso was doing well, too, but it definitely didn't seem as if there was any big advantage there. There was a point in the middle of the race where it was slightly faster than Lewis and Perez, but not by a large amount. That advantage was erased quickly though and Perez started showing better pace as the track dried a bit. In contrast, Massa was nowhere that race. Where was his wet weather ability?
Then we've got Silverstone qualifying. After Q2, it actually looked like Lewis was the one with the advantage. But conditions were a bit different in Q3 and Alonso pulled out a great lap to take pole position while Mclaren fell out of their 'window' and struggled. Massa was 1.3 seconds off the pace of Alonso, for reference.
Hockenheim then. Q2 again - it didn't seem as if Alonso or Ferrari had any great advantage once it started raining. Lewis looked fastest again while many others were ahead of Alonso. Massa didn't even make it out of Q2. But again, conditions changed for Q3 and Alonso put in a fantastic lap again for pole.
I think what I've taken from all this is that the Ferrari tends to be consistently pretty good in the wet, never terrible or anything, but only in specific circumstances does it really have any actual advantage
over the others and even then, its nothing dramatic. I think doing well has been a combination of that and very good driving from Alonso when it counts. If you just looked at Massa, you wouldn't really think the Ferrari was anything special in the wet in the least
Rain in Brazil might not mean we'll suddenly be incredibly competitive, but it does provide a chance for the normal order of things to be mixed up and for mistakes and SC's and whatnot, which is pretty much Ferrari's only hope. In the dry, I think the only thing we could hope for is Vettel to collide with somebody or for him to have a mechanical issue that takes him out of the picture. So I'm hoping for rain. I know the championship is a long shot and I dont expect it, but if the chance is still there, its still there and I'll be crossing my fingers for it. Plus rain could make things interesting in general. Its been a pretty dry season overall.