Kingshark wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:52 am
I am far more worried about the engine than I am about the chassis. I am confident in Red Bull’s ability to build and develop a chassis that can compete with Mercedes, but if the engine is inferior then there’s nothing the boys and girls at Milton Keynes can do to compensate for that.
Red Bull chassis worthy of competing with Mercedes? Maybe in 2018 and prior but from 2019 with the tyre gauge change Mercedes chassis/aero has been untouchable. In 19 Red Bull were close but they weren't better than Mercedes IMO, as Monaco qualifying/race showed. 2020 I think Mercedes had a way better car than Red Bull, that's after discounting engines, and I don't see how they'll have closed that gap over 1 winter, they'd have to rely on Mercedes taking a step back
As for the engine, Honda say they've surpassed Merc 2020 level but I highly doubt Mercedes would have stood still and they say they made big changes to the PU, Motorsport Italy reporting as much as 30HP for what that's worth. Red Bull are behind on both fronts imo but the track should reveal all in 2/3 days time