I'm saddened to say that with their driver line-up, that will be going down the drain due to lack of exciting, talented drivers. Sure, they're capable, but that's where it rather stops.
Guys like Sainz, Lando Norris, Charles LeClerc, etc etc not looking into whether they're from the RB pool ,are what this team needs.
As for that budget thing anyway ;
The deal with Honda was made rather late in the year. I'm not sure whether it wasn't meant to happen anyway, but that's speculation. Reason says that the engine signing happened so late in the year that it will have little effect on the initial season start car.
Will it be an entirely different chassis? Don't know. Either way, the chassis must be altered so to fit the honda engine, which is smaller by the way it sounds as Mclaren had a super tight package AND now Renault is going there they mentioned the engine cover needs changing (logical, but it sounds like it's less tightly packed).
They have a huge discount on engines sure, but that doesn't do much for 2018 early anyway as the 2018 contender has already been designed and decided, whether it be a new model or an evolution.
That same goes for the - speculative - 300 million budget moving from Mclaren to Toro Rosso. It remains to be seen if Honda will invest 300 million another year into an f1 team, especailly - with all do respect - toro rosso. If they're crazy enough to do it, then those 300 million will come in handy BUT it will have zero impact on the toro rosso initial car. there MIGHT be a B-spec sooner or later, i don't think they can magically make a car happen over winter since the announcement.
That means that for good or glory, 2019 will see a benefit for Toro Rosso, BUT to be honest, if the Honda engine DOES work well, then i'm 100% sure that'll go to RedBull mothership team, so it's sad to say it but i don't think Toro Rosso is going to benefit humongeously on the Honda signing. Not in 300 million big numbers catapulting them into Force India field territory despite having a much bigger budget.
"Explain the ending to F1 in football terms"
"Hamilton was beating Verstappen 7-0, then the ref decided F%$& rules, next goal wins
while also sending off 4 Hamilton players to make it more interesting"