ESPImperium wrote:Id ba happy to say that the RB8 will be a continuation of the RB5, RB6 & RB7 linage that has just gottn stronger and stronger. However How can you improve what already is unbeatable.
Thinking back to my youth, the RB5/6/7 series reminds me of another Newey creation : the FW-14/14b/15c series ...
The FW-14 won a few races and ran the championship close to the end of the season, just like the RB5.
The FW-14b was the supreme car of its day, much like the RB6, however Red Bull made much more work out of securing the championship.
The FW-15c is still one of my favourite ever F1 cars and there was never any real doubt about the fact that it was going to win the championship (much like the RB7). After their performances over the previous few seasons, like Red Bull today, it would have taken a very brave man to bet against Williams carrying their form through to the next season.
Then came the FW-16, and it all started coming apart ...
All I'm saying is that the mighty have fallen before and will do again : it is just a question of when, not if.
Look at 2005 : how many people would have taken a bet on Alonso for that championship based on the relative 2002/2003/2004 season form? Not many ...
The RB8 may well (and in all probability will) be a blinding car, but pride comes before a fall and the tyranny of Murphy is the penalty for hubris.
Personally, I just hope for a more competitive season at the front