The Formula 1 it's back. The teams are already warming up for the preseason that will start on February 23 and, as the official presentations of the single-seaters get closer, there are already many things that are beginning to be known within the grid.
In this sense, both Red Bull and Mercedes are aware that with the new regulations they will probably no longer be the only contenders for the title. It's more, from the energy team point as a clear candidate for the Ferrari of Carlos Sainz.
“Their power unit looked very strong at the end of 2021, they were the third fastest team and they have a great driver line-up. I think they will be the big unknown or possibly the big threat."says the sporting director of Red Bull, Jonathan Whathley.
The rider from Madrid has already been showing signs of his enormous potential in recent seasons, surpassing in 2021 even his teammate, Charles Leclerc. This 2022 could be the great year of Carlos Sainz, 27, in the 'great circus'.
In this sense, and beyond his opinion on Ferrari, the Red Bull sports director would also like “Six or eight drivers can win a race and see a fight every weekend.. Let everything come down to the one who does the best in the World Cup."
The role of Fernando Alonso and 'The Plan'
An equation in which Alpine and 'El Plan' by Fernando Alonso to be world champion again in 2022. For now, the unknowns with the French team are some more in terms of the capacity and performance that its car will have in the short term.