Future spending, yes. But the teams are not starting off at equal heights on the capability ladder. Premises, facilities, wind-tunnels, sims, autoclaves, machine tools, computers are all going to have come out of the capped budget for those that don't have the best already. From 2021 the cost of that sort of thing is going to have to be balanced against staff costs. "Buy new CFD computers? We need to lose 100 people first." McLaren have just got go-ahead for a new wind-tunnel and are upgrading their simulator. Got to get anything like that done from the 2020 budget or have to make some horrid compromises later. I see the big three as having at least five years to continue to capitalise on their present positions before they have to make the same hard decisions as the rest.