Mercedes has been the most dominant team among Ferrari, McLaren, and Williams since the huge regulation revisions in 2014.
While the 2022 regulations are expected to drastically tighten the field, Mercedes appears to have a good chance of staying on top.
Furthermore, with the engine freeze under control, there are unlikely to be any significant changes in team performance; this trend is likely to continue until the end of 2025. However, Mercedes may find themselves in a bit of a skirmish after 2025.
The meeting in Monza had a positive ending, as all of the engine suppliers agreed that Audi and Porsche will arrive in 2026. The Volkswagen Group, on the other hand, has raised severe concerns about Mercedes, a fellow German company.
What are the plans for Audi and Porsche?
The Budget Cap has sparked a wide range of disagreements. F1 recently proposed a solution to this problem, claiming that newcomers will be given a budget break while existing teams would be forced to operate within their budget constraints.
Volkswagen, on the other hand, wants more. The newcomers, according to Auto Motor Und Sport, want their budget cap to be as high as feasible. But, as a result, they want to keep Mercedes’ restrictions as low as possible.
This is because, unlike the newcomers, Mercedes is a self-contained company with the ability to produce the majority of its parts in-house. Their point of view appears to be reasonable.
Nonetheless, this is not going to sit well with Mercedes, as the seven-time world champions will disagree to this particular requirement.
This is something to think about. Mercedes and Red Bull are currently vying for the championship, and both appear to be capable of continuing their supremacy into the future.
The truth is that Red Bull is working on a major project of their own. The Milton Keynes firm is in the process of taking over Honda’s big engine project. And as a result, the team is losing millions and millions of dollars.
As a result, it would be unfair to impose such a low budget cap on Red Bull in 2026. Meanwhile, Mercedes will appear to be in much better financial shape. As a result, Volkswagen is racing to avert another era of Mercedes supremacy in Formula One.