Mercedes Team Principal Toto Wolff believes Red Bull began development of their 2024 challenger earlier than everyone else, as he expects them to maintain their advantage in Formula 1.
Red Bull has enjoyed a dominant run of race victories in 2023, taking 21 race wins out of a possible 22 throughout 2023.
The only victory they missed out on was at the Singapore Grand Prix, prior to which they were on a sixteen-race win streak.
Viewed by others:
Wolff: We want to give it all
It is anticipated that Red Bull will continue their form into 2024 with the RB20, having spent some of the 2023 season focusing on its development - even with an aero testing handicap.
Mercedes endured another tough season trying to get to grips with their car concept, but Wolff expects they will bounce back.
"We want to give it everything to have a fair shot," Wolff told media, including RacingNews365.
"I have no doubt that they have stopped the development of the current car early and they will be very strong next season.
"But we are going to give it all to push very hard and try to be part of the nice racing at the front."