The 2021 Formula 1 season seems to have started with a greater balance than what could be seen on track in recent seasons. For several years there have not been only two teams capable of competing for the world title, with Red Bull now appearing to have caught up and sometimes surpassed Mercedes in terms of performance. Furthermore, the battle for third place also appears interesting and balanced, with the McLaren, a newfound Scuderia Ferrari, and the Alpha Tauri appearing ahead of the rest of the group in terms of performance. Behind them, however, Aston Martin and Alpine do not seem to have an insurmountable gap. Finally, in the queue, with Haas out of the question, Alfa Romeo and Williams proved they can compete for points.
This significant change of performance is raising some doubts about the real need for Formula 1 to completely overturn the technical regulations in 2022 . Scuderia Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto , questioned by Sky Sport F1 precisely on this topic – underlined how the path of ‘revolution’ is the correct one to follow. In particular, to allow the center-group teams to get closer to Mercedes and Red Bull: “2022? It is a revolution that was decided at a different moment than this one – explained the boss of the Maranello team- it is true that now the cars look closer in terms of performance, but there are still two very strong cars in front. Maybe in 2022 the desired goal will not be reached immediately [a rebalancing of values, ed] , then it will be better for the whole of F1.” – Scuderia Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto concluded.