Red Bull boss Christian Horner concedes all it will take is one little mistake for the pecking order to be overturned in 2014.
Next season the sport will undergo a major revamp as the new engine regulations come into play with 1.6-litre turbocharged V6s replacing the current V8s.
But while Red Bull's rivals are hoping the changes will bring an end to Sebastian Vettel's domination, Horner believes his team has what it takes to not only cope but thrive under the new regulations.
He does, however, concedes that there are no guarantees.
"Somebody's got to get it right and somebody's got to get it wrong," Horner told Sky Sports Online.
"It's the one element that nobody will know until we get to the first race next year.
"There are no guarantees in anything. But I think we've got good people, we've got a very good engine partner, and we've got some strong opponents.
"So it's impossible to make predictions.
"All we can do is the best job we can and then we'll see how that measures up against the opposition when we get to the first race."
As for the new engines, which Renault will supply to Red Bull, Horner is confident the French manufacturer will get it right.
"Red Bull is the works partner of Renault for next year, so effectively it is the factory team and, yes, we've been very closely involved in the development of the power unit in terms of installation," he said.
"They might get it wrong; hopefully they'll get it right. In the past, they've a good track record when there have been regulation changes - big regulation changes - so we're reliant on the skill of the engineering staff and design staff in Viry."
However, it's not just about the engines, Red Bull still have design and build a race-winning chassis.
"Obviously we've had to start the design earlier than we'd usually do because it's such a big regulation change. But I think we're just about on target," said the team boss.