With Crimson Bull ending Mercedes’ eight-year reign as Method 1 Constructors’ Champions at the USA Grand Prix, 2016 World Champion Nico Rosberg believes this might be the beginning of a run of domination from the staff for years to come back.
Whereas Ferrari have been Crimson Bull’s major challenger in 2022 and Mercedes look to be fixing their issues for subsequent season, Rosberg thinks will probably be “so troublesome” for them to take the title away from the Milton Keynes-based staff in 2023.
“Crimson Bull are the dominant drive for the time being in the best way that Mercedes have been in all these previous years,” Rosberg stated on Sky Sports activities’ Any Pushed Monday.
“Securing that Constructors’ Championship as effectively so early, additionally having such a dominant staff in each space for the time being, simply as Mercedes had.”
Whereas Ferrari have out-classed Crimson Bull on tempo, having achieved their twelfth pole at the USA Grand Prix, Rosberg thinks that the mixture of Max Verstappen and the RB18 has been unbeatable up to now.
“They’ve the automotive, they’ve the event price throughout a season, reliability now, they’ve the driving force who’s the very best or the equal finest in F1 proper now, they’ve the technique – all the time nailing it on a regular basis,” Rosberg continued.
“It is simply all coming collectively in an unimaginable manner, the engine appears to be superior too.
“It is positively in a interval now the place it is going to be so troublesome for some other staff to come back shut once more, even subsequent yr, the best way it is going for the time being as a result of they’ve such momentum.”
Rosberg says Mercedes’ ‘Achilles heel’ will want sorting to problem Crimson Bull
Mercedes Crew Principal Toto Wolff has already admitted that the staff might want to change the ‘DNA’ of their automotive for 2023, and Rosberg reckons that principally pertains to their straight-line pace.
“It is going to be actually robust for Ferrari, and even Mercedes to get nearer,” Rosberg added.
“For Mercedes, the Achilles heel is that straight-line tempo; my goodness are they sluggish on a straight, particularly in comparison with Crimson Bull.
“I actually hope they handle to search out the key there to unlock some tempo down the straights.”