"I think while we want to catch the three teams that are in front of us now or in this instance two teams, I think we need to pay a lot of attention and recognise that the teams - four, five, six and even seven right now - are all going to be serious contenders when the budget cap comes in and everyone is starting on a clean sheet of paper, which I think then means we are going to have an awesome era of Formula 1.”
McLaren is currently third in the constructors' championship after nine races having scored two podiums - one apiece for Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz.
Ferrari's has faltered in 2020, dropping into the midfield, but Brown gave credit to his team for being able to fight with both the former championship winning outfit and, on occasion, Red Bull.
He added: “I’ve not really looked at it from a ‘Ferrari has gone backwards’. We’re obviously focussed on ourselves going forwards.
“Ultimately our goal is to catch whoever is in first place and that has been Mercedes for quite some time, so we’re certainly encouraged that we are now racing Ferrari, because we weren’t last year and haven’t been for quite some time, and it’s encouraging that we were able to beat Red Bull last weekend, but that’s the first time we’ve done that in some time.
“So I’m more encouraged that we are closing the gap and I think in 2022 with this reset for all of us, I think that gives us a great opportunity."
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