Haas driver Romain Grosjean believes that the top teams will not be beaten during the 2019 season.
The Frenchman believes that the lack of money compared to the top teams in the sport will stop any shake-up of the order before the big changes happen in 2021.
Speaking to Corriere dello Sport, the Haas driver explained that the current regulations prevented the smaller teams on the grid from fighting their way up the order.
“Formula one needs to improve the chances of other teams winning races, but I do not think it will happen before 2021,” he said.
“Ideally it would be nice to have more teams fighting for victory, because what sense does it make that it is always the same drivers?
“But at the moment, I think it will be the same thing. I do not think we will beat Red Bull, Ferrari or Mercedes this year.
“Renault will be strong and you never know about McLaren. It’s a big team that can always come back.
“Racing Point is putting a lot of money into the team, and Toro Rosso is moving closer to Red Bull with the technical partnership, so there are many people who would like to be best of the rest."