I think Max knows he needs to finish more races and I am sure he will do that.
I just think Merc will have refined their car even more for 2021 and I suspect Red Bull will have been unable to close the gap. Perhaps its an unwillingness to move away from the basic Newey design principles?
Newey has been the car designer of his generation. Whether he's done yet is open to debate - my personal feeling is he isn't.
Red Bull have simply come up against a fierce competitor with huge pedigree in Mercedes.
It should be interesting to see how Honda perform in their swansong season and I feel that will be the deciding factor for Red Bull.