“What we’ve seen in recent years will be over at the end of this year” – Mercedes’ chief engineer over the dominance of his team in recent times.
Mercedes has dominated Formula 1 for the past seven years, but the cycle may end soon, as chief engineer James Allison said.
The new rules, set in 2022, may introduce scope of innovation to other key teams threatening the status quo that Mercedes has achieved so far, following the 2025 power unit regulations.
“Everything we have seen in recent years will come to an end later this year. Instead, there will be a new generation of cars with different technical goals. This should make racing more exciting because the front car has less impact on the performance of the cars behind it, “Allison on Mercedes” Youtube channel.
Mercedes is already eyeing 2022
With the aerodynamic freeze coming into force in 2021, hardly any development is required this year. Therefore, Mercedes 2022 is shifting for change.
“Changes are so drastic that we will devote a large part of our technical resources to preparing this year. Our goal is to have a good car that will bring us to a good position from 2022. “
“It means working on everything within budget, before the first race of the 2021 season. We must allocate our resources so that we have a good season this year, but at the same time, we have to work on the future and prepare for new rules in 2022.
Even the principal of Red Bull’s team Christian Horner reports that Mercedes can be beaten, And he has shown that by dismissing him in Abu Dhabi last year.
Mercedes’ dominance is now claimed, as other teams face massive losses against them, especially since Ferrari has seen a steep decline in 2020.