[When is the perfect time for F1 teams to focus on 2024?
As the reality sets in that Red Bull is not going to be derailed from its relentless march towards both 2023 crowns, the rest of the Formula 1 grid will invariably have to start moving resources over to next year’s development, if those other nine teams haven’t already done so.
That’s not to say that 2023 should be abandoned entirely. There’s still plenty of cause to battle on and try to achieve the best constructors’ championship placing possible, as this determines the amount of prize money doled out to the teams at the end of the year. You may be able to picture Toto Wolff doing his best Oliver Twist impression and asking “please Stefano, can I have some more?” as he and his fellow team principals line up for their financial benefits. But he and his ilk are well aware that maintaining their efforts over the second half of the year is the only guarantee of more money.