Formula One News » F1 2013 β Ferrari should forget 2014, Red Bull will still be ahead Posted on 25/09/2013
Lotus trackside operations manager Alan Permane has warned Fernando Alonso that Red Bull still has an advantage going into 2014 and that all teams will not start on the exact same level playing field.
He told Autosport “It is not like Caterham and Marussia are going to start on a level playing field, it is not going to happen.
“There will be a bit of a reset, but there won’t be a total reset.
“Sebastian [Vettel] has got a two second per lap advantage now, and he is going to carry some of that advantage over into next year. And let’s face it – Red Bull are better at building a quicker car now, so why are they not going to be better at building it next year?
“I guess there is the impact of the engine, but there is no reason to believe that Renault will not do a competent job with that. They should be fine. You can be sure he [Vettel] will have the power and the engine will be fuel efficient.
“Red Bull are still going to be the team to beat next year, and Vettel will be the man to beat.”