The 2021 F1 season is less than two months away. Fans are hopeful that the new season will bring about a change in the championship order and that finally perhaps Mercedes’ domination over the F1 grid will end.
However, for those who seem to think so, Eddie Jordan’s statements are bound to bring them back to reality. The former Jordan Grand Prix boss, who recently stated that he wasn’t interested in returning to F1, believes Mercedes’ sheer superiority in every department will guarantee them further success.
He said, “The sport is in a difficult situation because no-one can put their finger on Mercedes. They do it better than anybody else.
“Racing Point won a race last year, that was amazing from Sergio Perez, and Max Verstappen (Red Bull) won the last race but that shouldn’t confuse people into thinking it will be much more open.”
The Silver Arrows still remarkably haven’t finalized their drivers’ lineup. However, with the machine at their disposal, it wouldn’t matter if it’s Lewis Hamilton or anyone else driving for them. An eight Constructors’ Championship title is practically guaranteed.
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Jordan lists reasons for another season of Mercedes dominance
Jordan went on to explain why he expects no one to challenge the Brackley-based outfit.
“Mercedes have the best people and the best engine, so how can they not win the championship? That’s a problem for me.
“It’s difficult to find the right sponsorship and you’re just not going to compete with that.”
Eddie’s words hold a lot of truth. Apart from the points he mentioned, it’s worth remembering that car development is virtually frozen for this year. This means teams won’t have any shot of outdoing last year’s W11 car that bossed the grid.
Once a deal with Hamilton comes through, the Silver Arrows would become virtually untouchable.
There may be the odd race like in 2020, where luck didn’t go Mercedes‘ way. However, expecting any team to level a title challenge to the mighty German team is just a fever dream.
But does that mean the racing will be boring? Not quite. There may be as many as five to six competitors in the midfield, all itching to get on the podium. So expect plenty of spicy battles once the season kicks off on March 28.