In that case, instead of taking only 8 or 10 PUs next season, STR should target using fresh new PU every single race and give a whack!
- McLaren would most likely be the 4th best team next year. They switched the focus to the next year's car in the middle of last season. Renault reliability is going to continue to be a big Achilles heals.
- Renault will have a very strong driver pairing and if they can manage to fix the PU and build a decent chassis, they will be the biggest bottleneck in the midfield.
- Williams also shifted their focus to next year quite early. They would also have decent pair of drivers, who are most certainly half a second quicker than the previous pair (easy peasy).
- RPFI have a fresh injection of funds for development and with the kind of strong technical team they have, they can only come out stronger. Perez should be happy that he would get an inferior team mate, unlike past seasons.
- Sauber with the Alfa Romeo money, should build well on top of what they managed last year.
- Hopefully Haas manages to pull the same trick like last year and bring SF71H as the new Haas 2019.
With that, the mid-field is going to be watertight and STR are the only ones with probably weaker set of drivers and a vulnerable PU manufacturer.