A “new era” of dominance is about to begin in Formula 1, according to former driver Ralf Schumacher.

According to the former pilot, a “new era” of dominance is beginning in Formula 1 Ralf Schumacher.

He talks about Red Bulland the fact that the new back-to-back world champion Max Verstappen now appears poised to dominate the current era of rules – perhaps until 2025.

Ferrari‘s Charles Leclerc hope not.

“I’m going to do everything I can to make sure that doesn’t happen, and we’re working as a team to make sure that obviously doesn’t happen,” he said after Austin.

Mercedes Lewis Hamiltonseven-time world champion, answered the same question: “If we get to next year and they dominate again, then yes.

“But Ferrari have been faster than them throughout qualifying, so all they have to do is push the pace of the race and they will be with them.

“I think we have a much, much bigger step and a steeper hill, but hopefully it’s not impossible.”

Ralf Schumacher, however, believes that given Red Bull’s momentum and the constraints of the austerity era, the energy-drink-wielding team can now completely dominate.

“Now Red Bull can create a new era,” he told Sky Deutschland.

“It’s a bit of a problem in Formula 1, because once you’re in the lead and spending is tight, it’s hard for other teams to catch up.

“But I have hope that Ferrari will be able to make life very difficult for Red Bull next year, and Mercedes is also on the rise again. But in 2023, Red Bull will definitely be the team to beat.”

2016 World Champion Nico Rosberg agrees that it will “definitely” be “very difficult” for any other team to come close to Red Bull in the near future.

One hope from rivals Red Bull is that the penalty for breaching the 2021 budget cap is severe enough to halt the momentum.

“I think the deal between Red Bull and the FIA ​​is already there and it will be presented on Wednesday or Thursday,” Eric van Haren told De Telegraaf correspondent.

“I expect a fine and reduced time in the wind tunnel next season. It’s quite a penalty for them as the constructors’ champion already has the least amount of time in the wind tunnel, so with the penalty on top of that it could be a big disadvantage.”

As for Aston Martin, the team boss was found guilty of a “procedural” breach of the budget cap Mike Crack said he expects a decision “in the next few days.”

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