I agree with that. I think it’s more worthwhile for Red Bull to sacrifice a bit of 2022 to bring home the bacon in 2021 than it is for Mercedes. This could be the best opportunity for the foreseeable future given 2022 is such an unknown. Of course I expect them to be right at the sharp end, but you just don’t know with such a big change on the horizon. The engine is a question mark as well, also due to change.restless wrote: ↑Sun May 09, 2021 10:10 amActually I think the Cap & looming 2022 give Max a chance to win.SmallSoldier wrote: ↑Sun May 09, 2021 4:03 amWithout the change in regulations, RBR would have looked really good for the second half of the season in a “normal” year... But, with the Budget Cap and the need to focus on 2022 with very little to learn from this year that can be used the next one, I’m afraid RBR won’t go through that second half development phase of previous years
If, big IF, if Mercedes switch to 2022, RB can instead keep upgrading in order to win with Max.
Yes, this will probably compromise their 2022 chassis.
But, thats their chance! 0 warranty they will be better positioned next year.
I'll argue that next year the competition will be even more fierce - Mclaren will have mature integration with Mercedes engine, Ferrari will no doubt make another engine-step, Alpine is unknown, Mercedes.... ahhhh what if they bring Russel and he is indeed as good as it seems?
So, if I was CH/DM/MV, and mind you Honda, I'd go all guns blazing for winning in 2021.
Whatever it takes.