The additional B will not be a typo; Purple Bull, in naming its 2021 chariot the RB16B, has not even thought of the pretence that its newest Components 1 automotive is an all-new machine. The group’s figures have been open in regards to the quantity of carryover from final yr’s automotive and, in case you take a look at the form-book over the previous few seasons, that may play into its favour.
Purple Bull usually ends a season with a a lot stronger flip of tempo than it begins one. Everybody’s favorite purveyor of caffeine-laced, acid reflux-inducing, ambiguously flavoured drinks often concludes a season having crammed F1’s followers with the hope that Mercedes may lastly be challenged within the subsequent time period. Then, when the brand new season rolls round, Purple Bull will get hit by teething troubles with its new automotive and opens the door for Mercedes to stroll to a group of early wins. And thus, the cycle continues.